Prince Harry is expected to return home from Afghanistan any day now, according to a new report out Tuesday. The 28-year-old prince has been serving a four month tour of duty in the war zone as an Apache helicopter pilot. It was previously confirmed he'd return to the UK in January, but now the Daily Star reports his homecoming is expected "within days."
The exact date of Prince Harry's homecoming has not yet been released. Sources say Harry's return flight is being kept top secret due to threats made against him by the Taliban.
When he does return home, the third-in-line to the throne is expected to be welcomed with a big homecoming celebration. Sources claim Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning a "boozy" welcome home party for the future uncle of their baby. Prince Harry was deployed in September, just weeks after his famous nude photo scandal in Las Vegas. The prince was said to be celebrating his pending deployment then, and it's expected his return will be a big celebration, as well.
Prince Harry, who goes by Captain Wales in the British military, is an Apache helicopter pilot stationed at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan. He's part of the 100-strong 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps which provide surveillance, deterrence and, when required, close combat attack capabilities for other aircrafts.