On an otherwise ordinary Monday, students at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School in got the surprise of their lives as the dashing Prince Harry surprised them on the parade ground.
Harry’s last public engagement was watching the Rugby World Cup clash between England and Wales with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Twickenham on Saturday night – when he was left dejected as Stuart Lancaster’s team lost.
Once he entered the school the Prince inspected the ceremonial parade and presented medals to five students before discussing his decision to join the army.
The boarding school has been at its 150-acre Guston site since 1909.
Harry was invited to the school by his friend Simon Daglish, co-founder of military charity Walking with the Wounded, whose son attends the establishment.
The first clue students had as to the identity of the guest was when the band started playing the national anthem.
The duo were barely able to control themselves as the redheaded royal left students delighted when he turned up in his full military uniform. “Let’s talk about it”, the Prince replied. I want to go into the media into TV production.