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"Fire and Honor"

Prince Harry
Color Pencil on Strathmore Paper cut 11" by 14"

October 2009, 2 days

Fire and Honor by Tim Benjamin

            As Henry Charles Albert David stood by his brother William at Wembley Stadium July 1, 2007, held by the brothers as a tribute to the 46 th anniversery of their mother Diana Princess of Whales birth, he spoke of his mother and a shout out to his brothers in arms fighting in Iraq.   The young prince has hada history of rebellious behavior and the only thing that has kept the firery red head in check is his undying loyalty to the military.              

            Originally not given permission to leave for a tour in Iraq with his company due to his status as the third in line for the crown of England would create concerns that included Harry being a high-value target (as several threats by various groups have already been made against him) and the dangers the soldiers around him would face should any attempt be made on the Prince's life or capture. Clarence House made public the Prince's disappointment with the decision, though he said he would abide by it. He felt that he would put his comrads in danger however he felt he was not living up to his responsibilities as a military man by staying behind.

from Wikipedia:

In May 2007, British soldiers in Iraq were reported to be wearing t-shirts bearing the statement "I'm Harry!"; a reference to the scene in the movie Spartacus in which the survivors of Spartacus's army, defeated by Roman legions, are offered leniency by Crassus if they will identify their leader. Every survivor declares: "I'm Spartacus!"

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