WE all know now that Prince Harry has been fighting the Taliban for the last 10 weeks in Afghanistan.
It’s admirable, as a member of the Household Cavalry, that he should be there, doing his bit in the war on terror.
The question now is: What follows after the news broke on his battlefront deployment? Should he come home? Should he stay? Should he be transferred away from the front line?
Last year, a planned tour to Iraq had to be cancelled at the last minute because of a security risk.
Harry himself said then that he would rather leave the Army if he could not carry out the same duties as his mates.
The Army itself seems unable to decide how to treat the 23-year-old now, despite confident assertions that they always knew this was going to break and that contingency plans were in place to deal with this.
Regardless of who is to blame for putting the news into the public domain, minds need to be made up quickly.
Harry – a self-styled “bullet magnet” – is now going to be a main target for the Taliban.
He is going to place a bigger burden on the service men and woman out there and should be removed.
For the sake of the others he is with, that is all that matters.
The other question that will have to be faced is whether Harry will be at greater risk now after his war service ... on home soil.