Prince Harry was been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at the Australian War Memorial before reporting for duty to begin his month-long final tour of duty with the Australian army.
The British army captain reported for duty in Australia’s capital, Canberra, to begin a four-week tour of duty to the Australian army that will take him to the east, west and north coasts of the vast nation.
But before he got down to military business, Harry braved the rain and cool weather to shake hands and chat with hundreds of cheering well-wishers who gathered at cordons to welcome him outside the Australian War Memorial.
While shaking hands, Prince Harry advised a female teenage admirer to give up the trend for snapping self-portraits.
“I hate selfies,” the Prince declared. “Seriously, you need to get out of it,” he told the young woman. “I know you’re young, but selfies are bad. Just take a normal photograph!”
Note to self, do not give Prince Harry a selfie stick as a gift.
The day before (Apr. 05, 2015), Prince Harry flew in the back of a Spitfire on a sortie from Goodwood, West Sussex, via the Isle of Wight. The flight was to promote his Spitfire scholarship which offers training for wounded servicemen and women, flight training for the scholarship is delivered by Boultbee Flight Academy and supported by The Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund.
Prince Harry launched the scholarship selection in February 2014, the scholarship draws inspiration from the pilot Douglas Bader who flew throughout the Second World War with 20 individual aerial victories despite losing both his legs in 1931.