LATEST: An Australian publication has issued an apology after it revealed British royal Prince Harry had been fighting on the army front line in Afghanistan. The 23-year-old, who is third in line to the throne, was deployed to the war-torn country late last year (07) but the British government issued a media blackout on the situation to avoid any potential kidnap plots involving the young royal. However, Australia's New Idea magazine insists when it ran the story in January (08) it was unaware of an agreement between the British Ministry of Defence and major news organisations not to disclose the prince's deployment, in order to protect him and his fellow soldiers. The royal was pulled out of the country following the report last month (Feb08). The magazine said in a statement, "We do acknowledge that our actions in publishing the story can be reasonably viewed as insensitive and irresponsible."