Prince Harry Returns to Afghanistan for Second Tour of Duty

His Royal Highness returns to work with the British military as an Apache co-pilot.
3:00 | 09/07/12

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Overseas to prince harry. He learned the hard way that what happens in las vegas doesn't always stay there. But he's back to work now. We're just learning that he arrived overnight in afghanistan for a second tour of duty. And lama hasan with the latest. Good morning, lama. Reporter: Good morning, george. Abc news can confirm that prince harry quietly slipped back into afghanistan overnight, to serve as a pilot with the british army in helmand province, one of the most dangerous places on earth. Which may help explain why he was blowing off so much steam in vegas. He may be third in line for the british throne. But this morning, prince harry is back on the front lines of the war on terror. This new video shows the prince on the ground in afghanistan, in a top-secret mission. He was flown there overnight. He'll be co-piloting an apache helicopter. My goal is to serve my country like everybody else in the british forces. Reporter: This is harry's second trip to afghanistan. His first deployment in late 2007 was scheduled to last three months. But was cut short after just ten weeks, when his cover was blown. Prompting fears he could become a terrorist target. At the time, he was serving as a soldier, something he had talked about with abc's bob woodruff. At the end of the day, you're in a war zone. And you're responsible for yourself and the guy to the left, the guy to the right. I think it really is that simple. Reporter: What hasn't been simple for the prince the past few weeks is the glaring spotlight of the world's media. After photos were snapped of the prince partying poolside in sin city. And then, baring it all over a game of late-night billiards. But what some thought might derail the image of the much-loved royal, seems to have enhanced it. Memories are very short. It's harry the hero, not harry Reporter: With many in great britain, laughing off the scandal. Just last monday, the prince got his own laughs, since the scandal. Joking with children at a charity event. Never shy coming forward, I'll give it a go. Reporter: Well, the prince's trip to vegas may have also served as an early birthday party, too. HE TURNS 28 ON SEPTEMBER 15th. A birthday he'll be celebrating with his army buddies in afgh afghanis afghanistan. I'm guessing it will be a quiet event.

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