February 22, 2007

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRINCE AND A MERE POL:

Iraq tank command for Prince Harry (CNN, 2/22/07)

Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is to join troops serving in Iraq, defense officials confirmed Thursday.

Ending weeks of speculation on the young royal's future, the Ministry of Defense said Harry, 22, will be deployed with his Blues and Royals regiment in May or June this year.

The prince will become the first royal to serve in a war zone since his uncle, the Duke of York, piloted helicopters in the Falklands conflict 25 years ago.


I don't care what anybody says...I dig the royal family.

Posted by Bryan Francoeur at February 22, 2007 4:23 PM
Comments

The best the 100s of years of inbreeding can offer.

Posted by: Bruno at February 22, 2007 5:32 PM

I truly appreciate his service but note the trend of sending the spares several times removed off to war.

Posted by: Rick T. at February 22, 2007 5:37 PM

"The prince will become the first royal to serve in a war zone since his uncle, the Duke of York, piloted helicopters in the Falklands conflict 25 years ago."

Peter wrote that Christians are "a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people" (1 Peter 2:9).

Have no Christians served in a war zone since 1982?

According to the British Army, the Blues and Royals "Regiment also had a squadron on operational duty with the UN in Bosnia in 1994/95". According to Wikipedia, the "War in Bosnia and Herzegovina, commonly known as the Bosnian War, was an armed conflict that took place between March 1992 and November 1995".

Posted by: David Wozney at February 22, 2007 7:27 PM

No Christian royals have.

Posted by: oj at February 22, 2007 8:42 PM

Good for Harry. God forbid he gets hurt - the backlash will be huge.

Posted by: AWW at February 22, 2007 9:19 PM

oj, what do you mean when you write: "No Christian royals have."?

Christians engage in warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4, 1 Timothy 1:18).

Posted by: David Wozney at February 22, 2007 11:03 PM

As do royals, as do Christian royals, or royal royals, as you would have it.

Posted by: oj at February 22, 2007 11:54 PM

He'll make a great target for the insurgents.

Posted by: Mörkö at February 23, 2007 3:19 AM

Please try a bit harder to hide your smile when you say things like that, Morko...

Posted by: b at February 23, 2007 2:50 PM

Having only the information one can know from a cursory reading of the press, Prince Harry, seems like a nice kid, considering all the stories about his paternity and the circus surrounding his mother's awful death.

God keep him safe.

Posted by: erp at February 23, 2007 3:17 PM
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