LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — Prince Harry has reportedly taken fire from the Taliban during his current tour in Afghanistan.
According to The Sun, the youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has had “multiple engagements” with the terror group while manning an Apache helicopter.
“He can be sat in a deckchair for hours then scrambled immediately,” a military source told The Sun. “When in the air his role is diverse. This is no game and Harry is on the frontline of a terrifying war.”
The British tabloid reports that the 28-year-old prince has been in the war-torn country for more than four weeks now.
“He’s in the thick of it and is one of the lads,” the source told The Sun. “He’s genuinely risking his life in a warzone because he loves the Army and his country.”
Harry previously served in Afghanistan in 2008.
He recently came under fire – albeit in a different tone – after naked photos of him surfaced at a party at a Las Vegas casino and hotel.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the latest royal scandal helped bring in $23 million to Sin City.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board Chairman Tom Collins was overjoyed with the publicity it brought.
“God bless Prince Harry,” Collins told the Las Vegas Sun. “He made us a bunch of money.”