British royal Prince Harry is set to join the UK Army one year ahead of schedule, after impressing his father Prince Charles with his mature behaviour.

Harry, 19, is currently travelling the world during what was supposed to be a two-year break since leaving exclusive private school ETON.

But, while touring Africa and Australia, the prince has grown-up so quickly Charles has made the decision to allow him to join the military later this year (04).

A royal insider says, "Harry has impressed everyone with his mature attitude during his gap year.

"He has had discussions with Prince Charles and his military advisors and they agree the time is right for Harry to go to Sandhurst (Military College)."

15/06/2004 10:01