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Prince Harry is joining the Army. You'd think the shiftless scion of an insanely powerful family, a kid with crappy grades and substance abuse problems, could get out of military service. I guess they don't have the TANG in England.

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That's the crazy thing. We don't have National Service (haven't since the 1950's) so he's a volunteer.

No chance of any of the royals dying in action though, unfortunately.

Larry Lurex @ 08/15/2003 10:46 AM CST


The British royals all do a hitch--I think it has something to do with the fact that leading armies was an important part of a king's job back in the day when they were players and not figureheads.

Molly @ 08/16/2003 03:20 AM CST


"You'd think the shiftless scion of an insanely powerful family, a kid with crappy grades and substance abuse problems, could get out of military service..."

Like numbskull (p)resident George W. Bush?
He sort of did it, but apparently he even screwed around in the cushy National Guard post his Daddy's friends wrangled for him.

tllgrrl @ 08/16/2003 10:37 AM CST


He not only screwed around, he deserted.

amyc @ 08/16/2003 11:29 AM CST


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