Troops in Iraq from the same regiment as Prince Harry are "in no danger whatsoever" sources within the British Army have confirmed.
There had been fears that the deployment of the red-cheeked little lad might attract unwanted attention from insurgents who might like to capture and behead him, but the Army have played these fears down.
Brigadier Lt. Gen Osprey Markinson in an official website release, said that troops were "completely safe", and the public should not worry about their loved ones.
"Troop Commander Wales, for that's what I've been instructed to call him, or 'Sir', is just another soldier. We will try to protect him and ensure that he has a wonderful time here, one that he will treasure for the rest of his life."
The Royal Family, however, is not so confident about the Prince's safety.
Palace spokesman Oliver Cromberg said "I'm not so confident about the Prince's safety. This is ill-advised. Royals at war never fare very well. Remember that one who ended up with the arrow in his eye, and then there was that Marlon King in America."
There has been widespread belief within the ranks themselves that the Prince is not yet ready for combat situations, and many people have doubts about whether he understands the dangerous nature of the fighting in Iraq.
Those doubts proved to have real substance when he turned up in Basra on a troop visit recently with his pocket money, and a bucket and spade.
The Queen, who, by coincidence, is the Prince's grandma, is said to be "not amused".