Some months ago, it was formally announced that Prince Harry would not be permitted to fight in Iraq. So it was not hard to guess the sequel - that he would be sent to fight somewhere else - probably Afghanistan - and that this would be kept secret for as long as possible.
The secret has now leaked out [BBC News, February 28th 2008], and we learn that Prince Harry has been in Helmand province for ten weeks already, where he is enjoying a "normal life".
"I haven't really had a shower for four days, I haven't washed my clothes for a week. It's very nice to be sort of a normal person for once."
Yep, that's normal: mens immunda in corpore immundo
Of course, the British Royal Family has always prided itself on its superior cleanliness. Queen Elizabeth the First used to have a bath every few weeks, "whether she needed it or not". It is most salutory for Prince Harry to find out how the other 99% live.