Despite the penthouse parties and glamorous vacations, Capt. Harry Wales (as he's known in the Army) just returned to the U.K. after his deployment to Afghanistan and is now the subject of the just-aired BBC documentary, Prince Harry: Frontline Afghanistan, which gives an inside look at the royal during his four-month stint of service abroad.
"It's very easy to forget who I am when I'm in the army," he admitted in the opening of the one-hour special. "I am one of the guys. I don't get treated any different."
Harry slept on a tiny cot (which he admits he loves not having to make), spent Christmas away from the palace and even had to take his turn making tea for his fellow comrades, being forced to bear the title "Brew Bitch" for the day.
Part of an elite squad of pilots flying British army attack helicopters, Harry discusses his duties with pride, saying the majority of his missions are medical emergencies to rescue soldiers in the field:
"If there are people doing bad stuff to our guys, we'll take them out of the game, I suppose," he admits before adding, "It's not the reason I decided to do this job. The reason I did this job is to get back up here and to make sure the guys are safe on the ground."
Despite the daily fear of an imminent attack, Harry admits he's happy to serve his country and stay out of the public eye:
"It's great being out here. I'm with a great group of people. It's away from all the media back home which I guess is one of the real negative points about the U.K."
"He'd love to be out here and to be honest I don't see why he couldn't," he said. "Yes, he'd get shot at, but you know, if the guys who are doing the same job as us are being shot at on the ground then I don't think there's anything wrong with us being shot at as well," he says before adding,"People back home will have issues with that, but we're not special. The guys out there are."
How refreshing to see a whole new side to the prince.