VIDEO Prince Harry returns to Afghanistan for 4-month deployment after naked pictures scandal
Prince Harry flew back to Afghanistan in the early hours of this morning ahead of his return to work as a helicopter co-pilot gunner.
Army captain Harry - who turns 28 next week - flew into the war-torn country under the cover of darkness and has since been setting up his aircraft at Camp Bastion ready for his 4-month deployment.
Harry should be prepared to get stuck back into his dangerous line of work after he spent his time off at a series of wild parties in Las Vegas.
The royal caused controversy when he was snapped stark naked with a group of friends - but he'll be careful not to mess around when he's representing his country.
'He's approached the deployment with a range of emotions like any other soldier and feels both pride and anticipation as he deploys for a job he's trained for, for so long,' a St James's Palace spokesman tells the Mail Online.
'Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honour to represent his country in Her Majesty's armed forces wherever it chooses to deploy him.'
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