Now that the desert dust has settled a bit I have looked again at the Soldier Harry fiasco.
He wanted to do the job he was trained for and go to war on the front line, some say this is laudable, laudable or not I say it was naive.
It was naive to think that a Royal Prince would be allowed to be a normal soldier.
It was dishonest of the establishment, the Army, and his family and advisers to let him believe this fantasy, it says something about him I'm afraid that he actually bought it.
He then threw the toys out of his pram and backed the army into a corner and the army backed down, quite simply they knew that his resignation would have been on every newspaper and TV bulletin in the world and the dishonest farce of royals being real soldiers would have been exposed.
That collusion would have been bad for the army and bad for the royals.
What about the man himself ? he tried to rescue his reputation as a dissolute playboy with no real job and has ended up worse.
It can be summed up like this, he came back saying "it was great just being one of the lads" and a sycophantic media led the cheering, conveniently forgetting that the rest of "the lads" didn't have a team of personal bodyguards made up of Gurkha's and SAS men protecting them.
He has been made to look even sillier by trying to claim he was just another soldier, did he actually see himself as that ? how could he, what was he thinking of, and the Army ? just think about these top brass commanders and shiver.