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Prince Harry excited for family time
Jan 24, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Harry is 'longing' to spend time with his family following his 20-week deployment in Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old royal arrived back in the UK yesterday (23.01.13) after serving on the frontline in the war-torn country and says he can't wait to see his loved ones, especially brother Prince William and pregnant sister-in-law Duchess Catherine.
He told reporters: 'I'm longing to see my brother and sister-in-law, as with any of the soldiers who've just come off the plane after four-and-half months away.
'I really am longing to catch up with people behind closed doors - you guys aren't invited.'
Harry - who first served in Afghanistan in 2007/2008 - said he was really proud of all the work he and his fellow soldiers had done but this year wants to concentrate more on his royal duties.
He said: 'I'm really proud of the guys, the whole squadron and obviously everybody else out there'.
'Everything seems to be going the right direction - it's very different from when I was last out there.'
'As for the rest of the year, the Army will have an idea, I presume, and what that is I will do'.
'Given the opportunity, I'd like to take on more royal stuff, to the extent that, pre-deployment, I've been very busy - hopefully there'll be a few gaps that open up.'
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