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Prince Harry, Army Captain, to Leave Military for Charity Work: Report

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By    |   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 03:32 PM

Prince Harry will end his 10-year stint in the British Army to focus on his charity work in Africa and with programs to help injured service members, the London Evening Standard reports.

Spokespersons for Kensington Palace have not commented on the report, which the Standard did not attribute.

The BBC reported royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the possibility of Prince Harry, known in the military as Captain Harry Wales, leaving active service is being considered.

"If he did leave the Army it would give him greater freedom to concentrate on his charity work in support of wounded veterans, and in Africa where he founded the Aids charity Sentabale in Lesotho," Witchell told the BBC, adding that Prince Harry is considering his future and that he might be "frustrated in a desk job."

Prince Harry has served two tours in Afghanistan, one for 10 weeks in 2007 and another for five months in 2012 as an Apache helicopter pilot.

"The Prince ... is keen to pursue his interests in 'conservation and wildlife,'" the Standard wrote. "Until he leaves the forces and in future years, it is also believed he will focus on programs to aid the rehabilitation of injured service personnel."

A People magazine source confirmed the report that Prince Harry will leave active duty, saying the Army captain wants to continue his work with service personnel and in Africa. It’s unclear when the prince will leave active duty, and the source told People that Harry plans to move forward with a trip Australia to work with the military there. He would not leave the Army until after that trip.

“There is a well-established model between the Ministry of Defense and the Australia Defense Force in sharing experience," the source told the entertainment magazine.

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