While relaxing after his four-month deployment in Afghanistan, Prince Harry opened up to reporters in a string of very revealing interviews.
The 28-year-old royal chatted about everything from killing enemy insurgents to his frustrations with the media, especially surrounding his Las Vegas photo scandal.
In regards to the infamous nude Sin City romp last summer, Prince Harry noted, “I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down.”
“But at the end of the day, I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy that one should expect. It was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army, and not enough prince. It’s a simple case of that.”
The red-headed royal continued to say, “The newspapers knew that I was going away to Afghanistan, yet still published the photos. So the way I was treated by them I don’t think is acceptable.”
Harry said that his father, Prince Charles, urges him not to read the tabloids because it’s “rubbish.”
He also added, “My father’s always trying to remind me about who I am and stuff like that. But it’s very easy to forget about who I am when I am in the army. Everyone’s wearing the same uniform and doing the same kind of thing. I get on well with the lads and I enjoy my job. It really is as simple as that.”
At the end of the interview, Harry also explained his time during deployment, explaining, “If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game, I suppose. Take a life to save a life … the squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount.”