Buckingham palace has issued a statement that Prince Harry could serve in serve in Afghanistan.
The prince was due to go to Iraq in the near future but the plan was abandoned after it was discovered that it was impossible to sober him up enough to be put in charge of anything more advanced than a child's tricycle. In a bid to keep the prince on the straight and narrow and to save a lot of face, it was suggested that Harry, a keen tennis player, might go to Afghanistan to play a goodwill match with president Hamid Karzai.
A spokesman said:
"The idea has been put forward to both the Prince and President Karzai and they are both really keen on it. It will show Britain's support for the legitimate government of Afghanistan as well as being a jolly good event."
Harry has been receiving coaching from tennis ace Roger Federer. He said today:
"Harry is a solid player with an excellent backhand. I think he would stand a very good chance in the match."
The date of the match has yet to be arranged but assuming it goes ahead it is most likely to take place just prior to the Wimbledon championship.