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Britain's Prince Harry celebrates 26th birthday

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Britains Prince Harry listens as his brother Prince William (not pictured) delivers a speech in west London Thursday Jan. 8, 2009. A British newspaper says it has video footage of Prince Harry allegedly using offensive and racist language. The Sunday tabloid The News of The World reported that Harry, third in line to the British throne, used offensive terms to refer to people from Pakistani and people of Arab descent. Britains St. Jamess Palace _ the office of Harry and his elder brother Prince William _ said on Saturday that Harry was sorry for any offense caused. The newspaper said the video was recorded three years ago. It alleged he called one person a paki and referred to others as ragheads. (AP Photo/Toby Melville, pool)

Britain's Prince Harry listens as his brother Prince William (not pictured) delivers a speech in west London Thursday Jan. 8, 2009. A British newspaper says it has video footage of Prince Harry allegedly using offensive and racist language. The Sunday tabloid The News of The World reported that Harry, third in line to the British throne, used offensive terms to refer to people from Pakistani and people of Arab descent. Britain's St. James's Palace _ the office of Harry and his elder brother Prince William _ said on Saturday that Harry was sorry for any offense caused. The newspaper said the video was recorded three years ago. It alleged he called one person a "paki" and referred to others as "ragheads." (AP Photo/Toby Melville, pool)

Prince Harry is 26 - and like many 20-somethings, he is working on his birthday.

The redheaded Harry, known in the military as Lt. Harry Wales, is in training to become an Apache attack helicopter pilot in Britain's Army Air Corps. He began an eight-month course in July and has repeatedly said he hopes to get back to the front lines in Afghanistan.

Harry served as a battlefield air controller in the country's restive southern Helmand province during a secret 10-week tour in 2007 and 2008.

A spokeswoman in Harry's office at St. James' Palace said Wednesday the prince would be continuing his training on his birthday.

Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, and third in line to the British throne.

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