In 2008 Prince Harry had to end his deployment in Afghanistan early after the news was leaked by an Australian magazine. Here he talks of his disappointment at the development:
Harry's first deployment to Afghanistan was shrouded in secrecy. This time the world has been told about the Prince's tour of duty just after he arrived.
A Royal Marine hailed a "real hero" by Prince Harry says he sympathises with the royal's urge to return to frontline duties.
James Edgar, a journalist at the Press Association, is at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan with Prince Harry on behalf of the British media.
How Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan is very different to his last.