Britain's Prince Harry is leaving his role as an Apache helicopter pilot to focus on bringing America's Warrior Games to London, Kensington Palace announced on Friday (January 17).
Harry has ended his three-and-a-half year attachment to the Army Air Corps, which saw him serve twice in Afghanistan, and will now take up a Staff Officer job the in the HQ in London.
The 29-year-old's new responsibilities will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in the capital. Prince Harry will retain the rank of Captain and be based from Horse Guards, in central London.
Captain Wales, as he is known in the army, also wants to focus on helping to spearhead efforts to bring the Warrior Games for injured soldiers and veterans to London's 2012 Olympic Stadium.
He is working with the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Foundation on concepts and funding for the UK to host the inaugural International Warrior Games later this year. He hopes his high profile will help boost support for the international competition between wounded servicemen and women from the US, UK and Commonwealth.
"Prince Harry was hugely impressed by the Warrior Games, which he visited in the United States in May last year. He said then he would be keen to see it brought to the UK and would do what he could to help," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
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