Prince Harry, 28, has completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is ready to return to England. Before returning home, the ginger prince granted interviews with the British media revealing interesting tidbits about his life, relationships with Prince William and life in the warzone.
|Flying Helicopters Is 'Great Fun'|
Harry revealed that he has become so accustomed to flying the Apache helicopter that he finds it easier than walking sometimes.
"Our father flew, uncle's flown. All sorts of people have flown in my family. I wouldn't suggest that's where it's come from, but it's great fun. I was given the opportunity in the end and I couldn't say no to it."
|Harry Takes the Enemy 'Out of the Game'|
During his Apache helicopter missions, Harry says he has taken the enemy "out of the game" and killed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
"Yea, so lots of people have," Harry said. "Take a life to save a life. That's what we revolve around, I suppose. If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game I suppose."
|Harry Was Fired Upon|
"No one knows who's in the cockpit. Yes, you get shot at. You know, if the guys who are doing the same job as us are being shot at on the ground, then I don't think there's anything wrong with us being shot at as well. And people back home will have issues with that, but we're not special. The guys out there are. It's as simple as that."
|Las Vegas Incident|
Just before he went to Afghanistan, Harry hit the headlines during a game of strip billiards at a Las Vegas hotel in August.
"At the end of the day I probably let myself down. I let my family down. I let other people down. But at the end of the day I was in a private area and there should have been a certain amount of privacy that one should expect."
|Harry on the Lack of Privacy|
"Every single mobile phone has got a camera on it now. You can't move an inch without someone judging you, and I suppose that's just the way life goes."
It even invades life in the Army when he is sent to a large base away from the fighting.
"I go into the cook house and everyone has good old gawp. That's one thing that I dislike about being here [large base] because in there they've never met me and probably look at me as Prince Harry as opposed to Captain Wales."
While the food at Camp Bastion might not be quite as good as what is on the menu at Buckingham Palace, Harry seems to make the best of the lousy food choices.
"Weetabix. Same as everyday down here. Most of the time anyway. Normally it's Weetabix and toast, and then a pretty manky box of food comes out, and it's normally bacon, sausages, eggs and stuff like that.... I think they put it in a box at about four o'clock in the morning and let it sweat for a few hours."
|What It's Like to Fly an Apache|
"It's better than driving around in a tank, as far as I can tell. When you fire, you still get the cordite smell, which is bizarre. The whole floor vibrates and when you fire a missile the whole aircraft shudders a little bit. It's not like any normal helicopter, as you can imagine."
|Harry Loves Travel Johns|
While Harry has described his love for flying an Apache, it does come with some disadvantages like going to the bathroom. While on missions that could last three to four hours, pilots need to learn how to pee sitting down and it's an art that Harry has mastered.
"The best thing about this cockpit is that in our bag we have Travel Johns," Harry said. ".... Once you've been out here for two or three weeks you master the art of peeing by sitting down."
"I originally couldn't do it during the training courses.... And also, every time I said 'Right, I'm just having a pee,' the guy in the back would start doing this (rolling the aircraft), which is not helpful for anybody."
|William is 'Jealous' of Harry|
Harry said his older brother is "jealous" of his job flying helicopter missions in Afghanistan.
"I think there is a bit of jealousy. Not just the fact that I get to fly this [Apache,] but I know that he'd love to be out here and to be honest I don't see why he couldn't," Harry said.
William is currently a search and rescue pilot.
|"Absolutely Useless" at Written Exams|
"I'm one of those people that during my flight, during my flying course especially I'd be fine at flying – I probably should have done a lot more reading. But I was fine at flying. Then every now and then a written test would come up and I'd be absolutely useless. And I've been like that since stage one of my youth. Exams were always a nightmare."
|Happy to Be an Uncle|
"Obviously I'm thrilled for both of them. It's about time. I can't wait to be an uncle," Harry said. "I think it's very unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that's just the media for you," he added.
|Is Marriage on the Horizon?|
Harry said he is not being urged to settle down by his family and follow in William's footsteps to start a family. Instead, the third in line to the British throne said his focus is elsewhere.
"If you find the right person and everything feels right, then it takes time, especially for myself and my brother."
When pressed if he was single, Harry said, "I'm out here doing my job. That's all I can say at the moment."