Weeks after courting controversy in Las Vegas, Prince Harry's professional military duties are distracting from his tabloid-ready personal life: he's making headlines Friday for his four-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Harry, a captain in the Army Air Corps., returns to the country to fly Apache helicopters in the battle against the Taliban, and will participate in combat missions, the BBC reports.
The 27-year-old arrived at a British base on Thursday. He was previously stationed in Afghanistan for a 10-week period over 2007 and 2008 but left after the media began covering his presence there, which was supposed to be under the radar.
In August, the party-loving prince ran into trouble -- and ostensibly embarrassed the Queen -- when photos of him naked at a Sin City hotel party surfaced online. When he stepped out in London earlier this week to speak at a charity event, he jokingly referenced the scandal, saying he's "not shy."