Prince William to join Royal Navy drug patrols in the Caribbean

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London, May 8 : Prince William is all set to fight a cocaine war in the Caribbean, it has emerged.

The young British royal will be joining Royal Navy vessels patrolling the Caribbean in search of South American drug cartels.

Both Clarence House and Armed Forces chiefs want the 25-year-old Prince, who will soon complete his four-month stint with the RAF, to gain experience as an officer in all three services.

"Everyone agrees he needs operational experience and to feel he is playing a vital role," the Mirror quoted a senior military source, as saying.

"As a possible future King it is essential for everyone in the Armed Forces to see he is doing his bit.

"But there are security issues with him going to Iraq or Afghanistan as he is a massive al-Qaeda target. The Caribbean on a Royal Navy warship is an ideal tour as it has operational potential and it works diplomatically.

"Local island governors will be very pleased to see a royal visiting them," the source added.

However, the Royal Navy refused to comment on the news, saying: "We do not routinely comment on the details of the operational deployments of either our units or our personnel."

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