Royal bad boy Prince Harry made a dramatic intervention last week, it was revealed, when a soldier from his unit almost bought a yellow t-shirt to wear with blue jeans. The incident occurred at a Next outlet in Afghanistan, when the private, drunk after partying with some local Mullahs, stumbled into the fashion store, up the elevator and into the men's department, where he picked up the colour-clashing items of clothing and told a burqua-wearing shop assistant to charge it to his American Express card.
The young prince, who had been maintaining radio silence in an underwear shelf, leapt out of cover and, with a cry of "No", tossed the offending pieces of clothing away from the store assistant before she could ring them up in the till.
The unnamed soldier thanked Harry for his intervention, saying "If it weren't for him, I'd have got beaten up every day by everyone in my unit for wearing clothes that were not colour coordinated. It's nice to know that Captain Wales was looking out for my back."
Meanwhile, military security personnel are examining video footage of the shop to see whether the yellow t-shirt may have been deliberately planted next to the denim shelf as part of a Taliban plan to embarrass and humiliate British soldiers. "It's worrying to think that terrorists may have changed tactics from planting IEDs to planting fashion bombs. Imagine if Harry hadn't been there and an Afghan teenager had bought these items of clothing."