February 6, 2006

POLS DODGE, ROYALTY SERVES:

Harry will go to danger zone (Thomas Harding, 01/02/2006, Daily Telegraph)

Prince Harry is to be sent to Iraq next year as a troop commander and is likely to patrol the hazardous border with Iran, defence sources have disclosed.

The third in line to the throne will join the Army's 1st Mechanised Brigade, which will be deployed to Basra in May 2007.

The prince has told colleagues that he is determined to go on operations and be treated as normally as possible - not kept out of the line of fire.


He'll make a great king for a country that badly needs one.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 6, 2006 6:26 PM
Comments

Except that he won't be King, William will.

Welcome back, OJ.

Posted by: Brandon at February 6, 2006 6:37 PM

Brandon:

That's what Bertie said, and he became George VI.

Posted by: obc at February 6, 2006 7:41 PM

Hmm. Maybe Iraq or Afghanistan will make their vacant thrones available to him.

Posted by: obc at February 6, 2006 7:42 PM

Brandon:

Both.

Posted by: oj at February 6, 2006 8:57 PM

I'm Henry IX I am, Henry IX I am, am!

George V was also the second son.

Posted by: Dave W at February 6, 2006 10:46 PM

We Americans don't think much of this "king" business. It's not our "cup of tea," if you get my "drift."

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 7, 2006 1:04 AM

'Enery the IX?

I thought it was 'Enery the 8th I am, I am.

Posted by: Sandy P at February 7, 2006 2:22 AM

Lou:

Good analogy. It was likewise childish to oppose tea at our own expense.

Posted by: oj at February 7, 2006 7:24 AM

i hear he already has a uniform

Posted by: toe at February 8, 2006 12:10 AM

Sandy P

Harry's given name is Henry. So, if he ever becomes king, he would likely reign as Henry IX. And yes the song was 'enry VIII I am, I am.

Posted by: Dave W at February 11, 2006 10:50 PM
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