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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 10, March 9, 2008, Article 21

QUEEN TO PRESENT AFGHANISTAN SERVICE MEDALS TO PRICE HARRY'S UNIT

[Britain's Prince Harry made the news last week for NOT
making the news.  A rare press embargo had suppressed
stories of the royal's deployment to Afghanistan.  When a
blogger broke his cover the government pulled him back home.
Now he and his fellow soldiers will get a rare treat -
they'll receive their service medals from the Queen herself.
-Editor]

In an extremely rare move, The Queen has agreed to present
Prince Harry and his fellow soldiers with campaign medals
for service in Afghanistan. According to reports in the Sun
newspaper the 81-year-old monarch will do the honours at
an hour-long awards ceremony at the Prince's barracks in
Windsor Castle.

She will officiate as hundreds of soldiers in the Household
Cavalry regiment mark their return from the front line with
a procession through the Berkshire town.

"She knows how much her grandson wanted to come out to
Afghanistan and the job he signed up for," said an Army
source. "It will be a proud moment for them both."

Since September 11, 2001, all soldiers serving in Afghanistan
on Operation Veritas have been given the medal bearing the
Queen's head.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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