Everyone loves a man in a uniform. But a royal in a uniform? It must be Christmas.
As promised, Prince Harry—or, as he's known in the Army Air Corps, Captain Harry Wales—has landed on our shores (well, more accurately, in our deserts) to begin a two-month training session with his fellow troops.
While the press seemed to be arguing over whether Prince William's little bro would be arriving this week or next, Harry quietly touched in El Centro, Calif., Thursday evening, the first stop on his training mission. Seems like those sly military tactics are already paying off.
The 27-year-old and his fellow in-training army helicopter pilots will remain on the air force base there for roughly a month before heading over to the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in southern Arizona.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention to the party prince (who happens to be single, ladies of the southwest) that a little town called Las Vegas happens to be situated somewhere between the two bases…wonder if he'll take in those sites?
In any case, his lengthy trip stateside—the longest he or his brother have ever undergone (take that, 10-day tour of North America)—will be mostly business, for sure, as he'll be tested and trained with other Apache helicopter pilots to hone his attack and flying skills. The training trip is known as Exercise Crimson Eagle.
Funny, we think Operation Red Hot Fox seems more appropriate. Welcome to the U.S., Harry!