CANBERRA, Australia — Prince Harry will be embedded in Australian army units on the north, west and east coasts of the country during the British royal’s hectic four-week secondment to the Australian defense forces next month before he ends his decade-long military career, officials said Tuesday.
Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, who is Australia’s Defense Force Chief, said that Capt. Harry Wales, as he is known in the British Army, will be embedded with a number of Australian army units and regiments in the cities of Sydney, Darwin and Perth.
“We have prepared a challenging program that will see Capt. Wales deploy on urban and field training exercises, domestic deployments, as well as participate in indigenous engagement activities,” Binskin said in a statement.
“While all our units are highly capable, we have selected those units that best utilize Capt. Wales’ skill sets and give him some experience of the diverse range of capability we have within the ADF,” he said.
The Australian tour is an extension of prince’s regular British army duties, he said.
The fourth in line to the British throne will also attend centenary commemorations of the World War I Gallipoli campaign in Turkey on April 25.
In a statement confirming he would leave the army in June, Harry said that leaving the army had been “a really tough decision,” but he was excited about the future.