British military authorities say Prince Harry, the third in line to Britain's throne, will be deployed to Iraq with his military unit.
A Defense Ministry announcement says the prince, a second lieutenant in the Blues and Royals Regiment, will begin service in Iraq in the next few months as part of a British troop rotation.
The prince will become the latest member of Britain's royal family to see front-line action since his uncle, Prince Andrew the Duke of York, served as a helicopter pilot during the 1982 Falklands War.
Prince Harry, formally known as Troop Commander Wales, has trained to lead 11 soldiers and four Scimitar tanks.
After graduating from Britain's Sandhurst Military Academy last year, the prince has repeatedly expressed his wish to accompany his regiment to Iraq.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.