Prince Harry on life in Afghanistan

  • 22 January 2013
Ricky explains what Harry's been up to in Afghanistan

Prince Harry has been speaking about life as an army helicopter co-pilot in Afghanistan.

He spent the past five months in the country and talked about firing at enemy Taliban fighters.

The prince also showed off his living quarters at Camp Bastion where the British troops are based.

He was interviewed while he was still there, but for his safety, we are only reporting it now he has left the country.

Speaking about his role as an Apache helicopter gunner co-pilot, Prince Harry said: "Everyone's fired a certain amount.

"If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game", he said.

'Too much Army, not enough prince'

As well as talking about the army, he admitted letting his family down when he was pictured partying in a Las Vegas hotel room last year.

He said this was "a classic example of me probably being too much Army and not enough prince."

But he added: "I was in a private area and there should have been a certain amount of privacy that one should expect."

Harry relaxes playing video games

'Normal'

But the prince doesn't get any special treatment with his army friends out on the front line.

He said Afghanistan is "as normal as it's going to get... I'm one of the guys, I don't get treated any differently."

Prince Harry was filmed relaxing and playing video games with soldier pals and gave the camera crew a tour of his living quarters.

Last time he was serving in Afghanistan in 2008 he had to be pulled out early after the media revealed he was there and it was feared that could have made him a target for Taliban fighters.