PICK OF THE WEEK: Britains’s Prince Harry fighting Taliban in Afghanistan

Prince Harry of the UK has been fighting in Afghanistan for the past 10 weeks, the Ministry of Defence of UK has confirmed. The 23-year-old has been fighting the Taliban, a group which used to control the country, in Helmand Province. Before he left, Prince Harry said, “I finally get the chance to do the soldiering that I want to do.”

He was able to fight on condition no-one reported what he was doing, but the news has been leaked by media in other countries. Speaking from Afghanistan, the prince talked about life as a soldier. He said, “I haven’t really had a shower for four days, I haven’t washed my clothes for a week. It’s very nice to be sort of a normal person for once, I think it’s about as normal as I’m going to get.”