Prince Harry Remembers on the 5th of November

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No, Prince Hot Ginge hasn’t come out in support of dead terrorist/freedom fighter (take your pick) Guy Fawkes. Instead, he appeared at the launch of the Khumbu Challenge 09 wearing a poppy for Remembrance Day on his uniform. The Khumbu Challenge, in case you’re wondering, is an adventure training exercise which enables military personnel wounded in battle to climb to Mount Everest’s base camp.

At the launch the Prince, who is the expedition’s royal patron, promised to buy Plymouth war hero Ben McBean “a beer” after the double amputee reached the top of a climbing wall. The Royal Marine, who lost an arm and a leg in Afghanistan, is hoping to take part in Exercise Khumbu Challenge.

The Ministry of Defence said places on the challenge will be offered to individuals injured in conflict to give them an opportunity to “enhance their rehabilitation programmes” and put them back in a military environment.

About 90 personnel will undertake various challenges in the Khumbu region of Nepal in October and November next year.

Mr McBean was praised by Prince Harry as “the real hero” after the two returned together from service in Afghanistan in February.

[From PrinceofWales.gov.uk

Prince Harry, who served a 2 1/2 month tour of duty in Afghanistan, also requested that proceeds from the British premiere of Quantum of Solace be donated to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, which supports those who've been wounded in battle.

Le sigh. Is it any wonder all the girls love a man in uniform?

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  1. RAN says:

    You know, to all intents and viewpoints, his brother should have been the gorgeous one. When they were younger, the eldest was clearly the cutest, but look at Harry now. Cute man, full head of hair, doesn’t look like Charles… while Will on the other hand…. :?

  2. DLR says:

    Oh yeeaaah, Harry is the hottest Royal. He’s way surpassed William in looks. My gosh, look at him there with that crooked smirk and raised eyebrow. 8)

  3. Kaiser says:

    Love a ginger with morals. *swoon*

  4. geronimo says:

    Good on ya, Harry. Both he and Will really seem to understand that responsibility comes with privilege and they both seem to be walking the walk.

    I’m seeing a whole lot more of Charles in him lately. That’s the trouble with this family, they have a small window in which they really shine and then the genes take over. Happened to Will, will also sadly happen here.

  5. Syko says:

    Funny about the British Royals, they all seem to be darling children and then go downhill from there. I can remember even Prince Charles and Princess Anne were just adorable little kids. Now William follows in the family tradition and seems to be headed toward fairly hideous by the time he’s forty. Harry? Well, there IS that old rumor that possibly Charles wasn’t the father? :mrgreen:

  6. geronimo says:

    Syko – If you look at current pics of Harry, it’s the close-set eyes and nose, almost identical to Charles, that have finally made me (reluctantly!) abandon that rumour.

  7. Syko says:

    Oh no. I was hoping one of them might make decent-looking middle age.

    I have to say, though, that both Harry and William seem to be decent young men. Harry was probably more fun there for awhile, but they seem to have an understanding of duty and compassion.

  8. prissa says:

    Are you guys all CRAZY?? William is THE HOTTEST!!!! He looks so much like Di, but in a manly, rugged, hot, sexy, ummm. Let me calm right down, right now!!! :P Anyway, I must say Harry is very handsome as well. He definately overcame his awkward childhood. And I think he looks a lot like his father, but I can see Di in him as well. William is the spitting image of his mom. LOVES IT!!! :mrgreen:

  9. Kate says:

    prissa you are a few years behind.Harry is all Diana,he looks exactly like a Spencer.And he has Dianas heart too.William is a cold and rather distant person,and very influenced by his father and Camilla.

  10. Yadira says:

    Gotta love a proud, patriotic boy in uniform no matter what country he is from. Looks like he got his mothers heart :)

  11. Larissa says:

    he has always been my fave!

  12. Mairead says:

    Yep – I’m seeing Charles more and more in Harry too – I don’t mind as I think Charles is actually a decent guy. Camilla is meant to be very warm and likeable too. That boy is a Spencer no question- just look at that thick mop of red hair.

    Am I right in thinking that most British people in the media wear the poppy from the 1st of November or so anyway? All of his army colleagues also? I’m not sure as we have traditionally never worn it in the Republic, although I do have a poppy pin which I shall (defiantly and proudly) wear this coming Armistice Day.

    It’s the 90th anniversary next week and I would urge anyone who lives near a WWI cemetery to visit during November and remember the boys and men who were lost. For those of you who aren’t sure whether you’ve any connection, please visit:

    http://www.cwgc.org/debt_of_honour.asp

    Which is a searchable database of names and graveyards.

  13. devilgirl says:

    I’m just wild about Harry.

  14. Jeanne says:

    Love that Harry. He’s more rough and tumble than his brother.

  15. dave says:

    Sure are a lot of people who know them so well as to enlighten the rest of us as to their personaility and morals. Somehow, I doubt any of you have been anywhere near anyone in the family. You don’t see or hear much of anything the crown doesn’t want you to see minus the occasional Nazi uniform.