Harry, 23, who is third in line to the throne, has spent the last 10 weeks serving in Helmand Province.
"I finally get the chance to do the soldiering that I want to do," the prince said ahead of his deployment.
The deployment was subject to a news blackout deal, but broke down when leaked on US website the Drudge Report.
British Royal Prince Harry has been fighting in Afghanistan since late December -- and has been directly involved in gun battle, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
prince, a junior officer in the Blues and Royals, and third in line to
the throne, has been a "magnificent soldier" and an "inspiration to all
Have no fear, Young Prince, the US Marines will be proud to fight alongside you.