London, May 6: Prince Harry has been honoured with a top award at the end of the first phase of his helicopter training for his natural flying skills, say reports.
The third-in-line to the throne, who is training to pilot the meanest attack machine in the British Army, the Apache, was previously reported to have flunked a theory exam earlier this year. He was given the opportunity to take the exam again.
Harry, upon clearing the exam, was claimed to be a step closer to his dream of returning to Afghanistan, from where he was pulled off last year following safety concerns after news of his presence there was leaked.
Now, the 24-year-old seems to have proved his metal by bagging the sought-after Horsa Trophy after being voted as "the man you would most want on your squadron" by instructors and fellow trainee pilots.
"It shows he is not only popular, but has natural pilot skills," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
Harry has reportedly joined his elder brother William at the Royal Air Force's base in Shropshire to begin the next phase of his helicopter training.