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Prince Harry: William is 'jealous' of me
Jan 22, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Prince Harry in his Apache helictoper
Britain's Prince Harry says his brother Prince William is 'jealous' of him.
The 28-year-old royal - who has just finished a four-month tour of Afghanistan serving as an Apache helicopter pilot - admits his sibling, who is an RAF search-and-rescue pilot, is envious of his job and would 'love' to be based in the war zone.
He said: 'I think there is a bit of jealousy, not just the fact that I get to fly this, but obviously he'd love to be out here. And to be honest with you, I don't see why he couldn't.
'His job out here would be flying the IRT [Immediate Response Team], or whatever, doing Chinook missions. Just the same as us. No one knows who's in the cockpit.
'Yes, you get shot at. But if the guys who are doing the same job as us are being shot at on the ground, I don't think there's anything wrong with us being shot at as well.
'People back home will have issues with that, but we're not special. The guys out there are. Simple as that.
'Before coming out here I was very jealous of my brother ... And back home he gets to go home to his wife and his dog, whereas out here we don't. We're stuck playing PlayStation in a tent full of men.
'He could fly this. I'd like to think I could fly his. His job's very cool, and I think he's doing a wonderful job. Even though he's in the RAF.'
While Harry would prefer to be out in the action rather than playing on computer games with his army colleagues, he has developed a skill for soccer title Fifa and often 'thrashes' his comrades when they play each other.
He added: 'There were a couple of us that got pushed forward to the front seat instead of the back seat.
'It's a joy for me because I'm one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think that I'm probably quite useful.
'You can ask the guys, I thrash them at Fifa the whole time.'
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