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Royals meet descendants of Gallipoli campaign

Prince Charles and Prince Harry have met with descendants of veterans who fought in the Gallipoli campaign as commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest World War One battles gets underway.


Harry midway through attachment with Australian Army

Harry shakes hands with Russel Smith during a visit to the Wuggubun community in Western Australia.

Prince Harry has completed the first two weeks of an attachment with the Australian army, as his British military career nears its end.

Harry has been participating in day-to-day soldiering activitis and physical training alongside the 1st Brigade, and has also undergone flight simulation training.

Prince Harry passes the ball during a game of wheelchair AFL at the Soldier Recover Centre in Darwin. Credit: CPL Oliver Carter/Australian Defence Force/PA Wire

His attachment has also included time in an armed reconnaissance helicopter, and after meeting with wounded and, injured and ill soldiers he joined in a game of wheelchair Australian Football League.

He also met with members of the Wuggubun community during time on duty with the North-West Mobile Force in western Australia.

Harry, a captain in the Army, will continue his four-week attachment with the Australian Defence Force after Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey, before leaving the British military after ten years' service.

Harry agrees 'Redheads RULE!' but says selfies are bad

Prince Harry made one young fan's day when he high-fived him for bringing a banner which read: "Redheads RULE!" as he landed in Australia.

The prince arrived in Canberra to launch his four-week attachment with the Australian Defence Force, before leaving his post with the British Army in June.

Prince Harry spoke to Ethan Toscan, who made the banner Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of people braved the wet weather and lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the royal - including 12-year-old Ethan Toscan.

According to fellow ginger Ethan, the prince told him that being a redhead "has to be the number one thing one person can ever be".

He said that I was fabulous in making the sign and it's awesome to be a redhead.

I'm over the moon - it's just wow! I got to shake his hand."

– Ethan Toscan, 12-year-old redhead

However, the prince was less impressed with a teenage admirer who tried to snap a selfie with him - jokingly telling her: "Seriously, you need to get out of it. I know you're young, but selfies are bad."


Prince Harry 'set to leave armed forces this year'

Prince Harry is set to quit the armed forces later this year to bring his active military career to an end, it has been reported.

The 30-year-old royal, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, will serve with units in Australia for "several weeks" before his duties end, according to the Evening Standard.

Prince Harry, known as Captain Wales in the British Army, experienced frontline fighting in Afghanistan. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

Harry is expected to continue to support programmes to help rehabilitate injured service personnel as well as pursuing other charity work, including field projects in Africa.

While refusing to confirm the reports, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told ITV News:

Prince Harry is currently focused on his work supporting the MoD's recovery capability programme to ensure those who are wounded injured or sick have appropriate recovery plans and the necessary support they require.

It's a natural progression from the work he did organising the Invictus Games.

This involves working alongside case officers in London District's Personal Recovery Unit and visiting various recovery centres and partner agencies (like forces charities and the NHS) around the country.

– Kensington Palace
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