Harry's Afghan downtime: movies, candy trades
APLONDON -- Prince Harry's off-duty time in Afghanistan appeared to be full of war movies, board games and elaborate candy trades.
January 28, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
The 28-year-old helicopter pilot and fellow members of his squad swapped Kit Kats and Rice Krispies Squares for American soldiers' M&Ms, according to a British media pool report released Sunday.
Harry himself outlined one of his less-prestigious duties. The third-in-line to the UK throne said anyone who lost at Uckers — a military game similar to Ludo or Parcheesi — had to then wait on his comrades like a Buckingham Palace butler, ready with a fresh cup of tea whenever anyone rang their bell.
“Whoever loses ... then you have to make brews for everybody all day,” Harry told journalists ahead of his return to Britain this week.
He also denied rumors that he was far better at PlayStation than at traditional board games.
“I don't know who told you that,” he told reporters. “I lost two days ago, and yesterday, so since you guys have been here I've only lost.”
Harry returned to Britain on Wednesday after a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan in which he acknowledged that he had targeted Taliban fighters from the cockpit of his Apache attack helicopter.