The 24-year-old, who served for 77 days on the front line in the Afghan War, will be shielded with the powerful Heckler and Koch G36 pump-action assault rifles if he is posted to another war front. The 750 pounds short-barrelled rifle can bring about fatal consequences by firing up to 750 rounds per minute. The SAS-trained officers defending the royal had recently taken the fatal rifles to Afghanistan where they were trained to spot and remove suicide bombers and snipers at long range. "Scotland Yard is taking no chances with Harry's security," the News of the World quoted a source, as saying. "If the Prince is posted back to the frontline his bodyguards will go with him and be prepared," he added.
The young prince, who recently participated in a charity motorbike rally across Africa with elder brother Wills, was "committed" to his Army career while being keen on taking a second tour of duty, the Clarence House revealed.