Harry will serve in the province of Helmand as a co-pilot and gunner for an Apache attack helicopter, according to reports.
“Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honor to represent his country in her majesty’s armed forces wherever it chooses to deploy him,” a spokesperson for St. James Palace said.
Did the royal seem in good spirits as he headed into combat?
Harry, 27, was photographed giving cameras the thumbs up on Friday as he arrived at Camp Bastion in Helmand.
This will be Harry’s second deployment to Afghanistan. He previously served duty for 10-weeks in 2007 and early 2008.
The deployment comes only a few weeks after Harry, who is third in line to the British throne, was photographed partying in the buff in a Las Vegas hotel suite.