LATEST: British royal Prince Harry will not be deployed to Iraq, according to senior army officials.
The young prince - a second lieutenant (cornet) in his army regiment the Blues And Royals - will not be dispatched to the Middle East war zone following ongoing concerns for his safety.
The decision not to send the 22-year-old on duty was taken by the head of the British army, Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt.
He says, "Following a visit to Iraq last week I discovered a number of threats relating directly to Prince Harry and those around him and I am not prepared to export those risks.
"I know Prince Harry will be extremely disappointed and his soldiers will miss his presence in Iraq."
A spokesperson at Prince Charles' residence Clarence House confirmed Prince Harry is "very disappointed" but added he will not quit the army.
Prince Andrew remains the only senior member of the current royal family to serve on the front line, flying helicopters in the Falklands War in 1982.