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Fake Prince Harry cons Austrian floor layer

A Facebook user posing as Britain's Prince Harry conned an Austrian floor layer out of nearly 30,000 euros after pretending to hire him for renovation work at Buckingham Palace, police said Saturday. The fake prince offered the workman a million-euro contract to renovate the parquet floors at the palace in the British capital. But the Austrian contacted police after he sent 27,500 euros ($38,000) to cover the cost of setting up a business in Britain, but received no contract. Police informed him the chances of getting his money back were slim. cs/cc/gd

Prince Harry, wounded veterans set to reach South Pole

Britain's Prince Harry and a team of injured troops from the United States, Canada and Australia were set to reach the South Pole on Friday after a 200-mile (320-kilometre) trek. The expedition was initially conceived as a race but it was abandoned due to concerns about the safety of the participants, some of whom lost limbs fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. The teams decided to continue their trek, however, dragging 70-kilogramme sleds through the bitter cold and high winds to the globe's most southerly point.

Prince Harry's South Pole race cancelled, but trek goes on

A race to the South Pole involving Britain's Prince Harry and teams of injured troops has been cancelled due to safety concerns, organisers said Saturday, but the veterans will trek on together to the globe's most southerly point. The Walking With The Wounded charity said that five days into the gruelling trek, "it became obvious that underneath the concrete determination of all the team members, the harsh reality of the Antarctic was starting to take its toll".

Palace denies Prince Harry joining Australian army

British royal officials on Thursday dismissed media reports that Prince Harry is to spend six months on assignment to the Australian army. Australia's News Limited newspapers had reported that planning was under way for Harry, third in line to the throne, to be formally embedded in an Australian army unit or make an extended visit as an observer. But a spokeswoman for his St James's Palace office told AFP: "There are no such plans. He is still very much engaged in the military here. It's business as usual."

Prince Harry to keep his clothes on: US governor

When Prince Harry visits the United States this May he'll have to keep his clothes on -- at least while he's in New Jersey, the state's governor said. Christie, a blunt-talking, heavy-girthed Republican, said he'll make sure the party-loving British royal doesn't repeat his naked Las Vegas antics that got him into hot water during his last US trip. "I am going to spend the entire day with Prince Harry. Believe me, no one is going to be getting naked," Christie told New Jersey 101.5 radio late Monday.

Britain's Prince Harry to visit wounded troops in US tour

Britain's Prince Harry will tour the United States in May to champion the rehabilitation of wounded US and British troops and promote his own charities, his office said Monday. The prince is returning to the United States for the first time since a private trip to Las Vegas in August resulted in global headlines after he was photographed naked in a hotel room with a woman.

Prince Harry returns to Lesotho for charity visit

Britain's Prince Harry attended a fundraising gala dinner organised in neighbouring South Africa for his Lesotho charity projects as he wrapped up his three-day visit to southern Africa. The funds will be used to build a permanent centre for children and youths orphaned and infected by HIV and AIDS. The centre will enable the services to widen four fold the numbers of children currently cared for.

Prince Harry returns to Lesotho for charity visit

Britain's Prince Harry attended a fundraising gala dinner organised in neighbouring South Africa for his Lesotho charity projects as he wrapped up his three-day visit to southern Africa. The funds will be used to build a permanent centre for children and youths orphaned and infected by HIV and AIDS. The centre will enable the services to widen four fold the numbers of children currently cared for.

Prince Harry returns to Lesotho for charity visit

Britain's Prince Harry visited his charity projects in Lesotho on Wednesday, finding time to perform traditional dance moves with children during his return visit to the southern African kingdom. On the last day of a three-day tour, the 28-year-old stopped by schools for deaf and blind children in and around the capital Maseru. He watched fascinated as students at St Bernadette's Resource Centre for the Blind played a football match unassisted, and chatted with pupils afterwards.

Prince Harry claims to have killed Afghan insurgents during tour

Britain's Prince Harry says he killed Afghan insurgents during sorties against the Taliban while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan where he was a gunner in Apache attack helicopters.
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