Prince Harry in a photo taken during unit training in the U.K.

Britain’s Prince Harry—third in line for the throne—has been serving in Afghanistan since December, and has been involved in combat, according to Matt Drudge.

The prince, a junior officer in the Blues and Royals, and third in line to the throne, has been a “magnificent soldier” and an “inspiration to all of Briton.”

Prince Harry is talking part in a new offensive against the Taliban.

Ministry of Defense and Clarence House refuse all comment. Army chiefs have managed to keep the prince away from media and have encourage fellow soldiers in his squadron to stay quiet.

More on Harry’s duties from the U.K. Times. Apparently, he’s serving as a Forward Air Controller (FAC), directing air support against the bad guys. As the job title implies, being a FAC is demanding work, with no margin for error. A few transposed coordinates or insufficient detail on ground locations, and the ordnance lands on you, not the enemy.

We wonder if U.S. and British pilots had any idea that they were receiving a “9-line” briefing from a member of the Royal family.

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