Harry at service for troops

Prince Harry is to take part in a memorial service for troops killed in Afghanistan.

The 23-year-old royal will join 200 servicemen and women at a parade and service at Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral today (18.06.08)

24 soldiers of 7,500 died during the deployment of the 52 Infantry Brigade from October until April

Relatives of those killed or wounded, which included British, Danish and American soldiers will attend the memorial, along with UK Defence Secretary
Des Browne and his Danish counterpart Soren Gade.

Harry spent ten weeks in Afghanistan earlier this year but his tour was cut short after a media blackout of his whereabouts was broken.

His involvement had been kept secret in order to prevent information reaching the Taliban, as it was felt it would put the prince and his regiment in more danger.