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It's official! Prince Harry is leaving the armed forces in June after a decade-long, full-time career serving in the military.
Before leaving, however, Prince William's brother will spend four weeks in April and May in Australia where he will "gain an appreciation" of the Australian Army's operating capabilities, according to a press release. He will also accompany his brother on a trip to Turkey, where they will attend the Gallipoli commemorations.
A source previously told E! News that the military will always play a very important role in his life and will continue to support those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, with this being "a topic he is passionate about both personally and professionally...He feels he can use his position to help in the future, regardless of his military role."
And now the prince says in a statement that he will "always be hugely grateful" for his experiences.
"After a decade of service, moving on from the Army has been a really tough decision. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had the chance to do some very challenging jobs and have met many fantastic people in the process," his statement reads.
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"From learning the hard way to stay onside with my Colour Sergeant at Sandhurst, to the incredible people I served with during two tours in Afghanistan—the experiences I have had over the last 10 years will stay with me for the rest of my life. For that I will always be hugely grateful."
It continues, "Inevitably most good things come to an end and I am at a crossroads in my military career. Luckily for me, I will continue to wear the uniform and mix with fellow servicemen and women for the rest of my life, helping where I can, and making sure the next few Invictus Games are as amazing as the last."
Although he will definitely be leaving the military, he says in the statement that he hasn't yet decided what he will do in the future but is excited to what's out there for him.
"I am considering the options for the future and I am really excited about the possibilities. Spending time with the Australian Defence Force will be incredible and I know I will learn a lot," the statement continues. "I am also looking forward to coming back to London this summer to continue working at the Personal Recovery Unit.
"So while I am finishing one part of my life, I am getting straight into a new chapter. I am really looking forward to it."