Prince Harry

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Prince Harry can rest easy.

A homeless man who was arrested for threatening to kill the royal has pleaded guilty, authorities in the U.K. confirm.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police tell E! News that 30-year-old Ashraf Islam admitted making the threats before London's Uxbridge Magistrates Court on May 25 and remains in custody while awaiting sentencing.

Islam was arrested on May 23 after he allegedly walked into the Hounslow police station in west London and made the menacing tirade a day after drummer Lee Rigby's horrific murder by an Islamic radical.

Metropolitan Police counterterrorist investigators probed the matter but did not level any terror-related charges against him. However, the threats-to-kill charge he was slapped with could land him up to 10 years behind bars, according to the Mirror

Aside from his royal lineage, Harry, 28, has been the target of death threats from the Taliban after serving as an Apache helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps during two tours in Afghanistan, where he admitted killing insurgents.

A rep for the prince and Buckingham Palace was unavailable for comment.

—Reporting by Ruth O'Neill

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