Knife ... how Harry might look as a Gurkha
Prince set to be Gurkha Harry
By JAMIE PYATT
July 09, 2007
Fearsome: A British Army Gurkha cleaning his deadly Kukri knife
SOLDIER Prince Harry has joined one of the most fearsome units in the British Army — the Gurkhas.
Harry, an officer with posh cavalry regiment the Blues and Royals, is doing a spell with the legendary fighters to learn their killer expertise.
Yesterday he was driven to the Brecon Beacons in Wales with men of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles for a four-day exercise.
He will take part in every aspect of the operation and an insider said: “To all intents and purposes he will be a Gurkha.”
He joined the tough men from Nepal — who have struck terror into Britain’s enemies for 200 years — looking ready for action kitted out in full camouflage gear.
At the end of the exercise Harry, a 22-year-old 2nd lieutenant whose own unit has gone to Iraq without him because of fears for his safety, will be presented with an honorary kukri — the curved knife of the Gurkhas.
An insider said: “Harry will be told that when the kukri leaves its sheath it can never be returned without blood being drawn.”
Badge ... Gurkhas