London, Mar 3 : Prince Harry is in line to receive an Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan, and the one who will be pinning on the war medal will be none other than his proud grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
Harry's regiment, the Household Cavalry invited the Queen to carry out the awards ceremony at Combermere Barracks, close to Windsor Castle, and she was more than delighted to accept.
She will now spend more than an hour decorating hundreds of men who will be returning from war torn areas of the Middle East.
"It is extremely rare for her to agree to give out campaign medals to hundreds and hundreds of men by visiting their barracks on their return," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
"It is hoped we will have permission for all those who served to have a regimental photograph in front of Windsor Castle.
"The Queen knows how much her grandson wanted to come out to Afghanistan and do the job he signed for and it will be a very proud moment for them both on the parade ground."
Harry, in the meantime, has returned early from Afghanistan where he had been fighting the Taliban.
His role included calling in air strikes, carrying out surveillance of Taliban fighters, giving final clearance for attacks on Taliban targets and also guiding in some bombing runs.