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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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Queen and Prince Harry attend remembrance events

Both the Queen and Prince Harry attended remembrance events today marking one hundred years since the start of the First World War.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh opened a new memorial garden in London dedicated to those killed at Flanders.

Prince Harry was at Westminster Abbey where he laid a cross in memory of the thousands killed in both world wars.

ITV News' Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart reports:

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Prince Harry to celebrate landmark 30th birthday

Prince Harry turns 30 today, reaching a landmark age after a turbulent childhood, some controversial gaffs and a successful army career.

Prince Harry has been widely praised for his Paralympian-style Invictus Games. Credit: PA

The Prince has plenty to celebrate - his Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women has been hailed a success.

He also won the respect of the public by serving in Afghanistan, successful international tours and his charity work.

Harry will inherit an estimated £10.7 million from his late mother's estate, which a financial planning expert believed could "support him and a future family for generations".

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