Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sand Hurst on 8 May 2005, where he was known as Officer Cadet Wales, and joined the Alamein Company. Inside a year, in April 2006, Harry finished his officer preparing and was appointed as a Cornet (second lieutenant) in the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry in the British Army. He was given the administration number 564673. On 13 April 2008, when he achieved two years’ position, Harry was elevated to lieutenant.
In 2006 it was declared that Harry’s unit was booked to be sent in Iraq the next year and an open level headed discussion resulted concerning whether he should serve there. Safeguard Secretary John Reid said that he ought to be permitted to serve on the bleeding edge of fight zones.
Harry concurred saying, “On the off chance that they said ‘no, you can’t go forefront’ at that point I wouldn’t drag my grieved ass through Sand Hurst and I wouldn’t be the place I am presently”. The Ministry of Defense and Clarence House made a joint declaration on 22 February 2007 that Harry would be conveyed with his regiment to Iraq, as a feature of the first Mechanized Brigade of the third Mechanized Division – a move upheld by Harry, who had expressed that he would leave the armed force in the event that he was advised to stay in wellbeing while his regiment went to war.
He stated: “It is extremely unlikely I will put myself through Sand Hurst and afterward sit on my can back home while my young men are out battling for their nation.” The leader of the British armed force at the time, General Sir Richard Dannatt, said on 30 April 2007 that he had actually chosen that Harry would present with his unit in Iraq, and Harry was booked for sending in May or June 2007, to watch the Maysan Governorate. By 16 May, notwithstanding, Dannatt declared that Harry would not serve in Iraq, concerns included Harry being a high-esteem focus (as a few dangers by different gatherings had just been made against him) and the perils the officers around him would face should any endeavor be made on his life or in the event that he was caught. Clarence House influenced open To harry’s failure with the choice, however he said he would comply with it.