Prince Harry has been fighting the Taleban on the front line in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
Harry, 23, who is third in line to the throne, has spent the last 10 weeks serving in Helmand Province.
"I finally get the chance to do the soldiering that I want to do," the prince said ahead of his deployment.
The deployment was subject to a news blackout deal, but broke down when leaked on US website the Drudge Report.
Chief of the General Staff Sir Richard Dannatt, who is head of the British Army, said he was disappointed the news had leaked.
In a statement, he said: "I am very disappointed that foreign websites have decided to run this story without consulting us.
"This is in stark contrast to the highly responsible attitude that the whole of the UK print and broadcast media, along with a small number overseas, who have entered into an understanding
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