The Royalist

01.22.13

Prince Harry Given Four Cans Of Lager to Unwind in Cyprus

Prince Harry is in Cyprus where he has been given the regulation four cans of lager and has a 24-36 hour "decompression" period after completing his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The Prince arrived late last night, according to local paper the Famagusta Gazette.

The U.K. Ministry of Defense revealed last night that the 28-year-old prince had completed a five-month deployment in Afghanistan, where he served as an Apache helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps.

The British base at Akrotiri is the halfway point between RAF Brize Norton in the UK and Camp Bastion and used for troops returning from combat to adjust to normal life.

The Sovereign Base Areas were created in 1960 by the Treaty of Establishment, when Cyprus achieved independence from the British Empire.

Prince Harry turned 28 shortly after he arrived at Camp Bastion, but was unable to celebrate with a drink, as no alcohol is allowed for troops serving in Afghanistan.