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Prince Harry training at Alberta military base: reports

Prince Harry was training at CFB Suffield with his British Army comrades over the weekend, according to Alberta media reports.

Prince Harry was training at CFB Suffield with his British Army comrades over the weekend, according to Alberta media reports.

The 22-year-old prince, who is third in line to the throne, was reportedly taking part in live-fire exercises at the base, 160 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

One report, citingunidentified sources at the base, saidthe prince arrived last Wednesday, but a British military spokesman at Suffield would not confirm or deny this. There was no mention of a departure date.

Harry was spotted laughing and joking with soldiers in a café bar at thebase inSuffield, according to the Calgary Herald newspaper.

"He was just talking to the boys. He just blends right in. I think he's just a normal boy. He likes to enjoy himself," a source quoted by the paper said.

Harry, or 2nd Lieut. Wales, as the British military refers to him, is said to be preparing for possible deployment to Afghanistan.

Although he wanted to be sent to Iraq, the British military decided against that last month, citing specific threats to his life and risks to his fellow soldiers.

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