Prince Harry is set to report for duty with the Australian Army from next week.
The popular British royal will be training alongside Aboriginal soldiers, Special Forces and helicopter crews, on a month long assignment.
The prince’s Australian tour is formally a ‘military attachment’, rather than a royal visit.
Before he reports for duty, on Monday morning the prince will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. There he will meet Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, tour the Afghanistan and World War I galleries of the memorial, and greet the public.
Captain Harry Wales, to give him his military moniker will work with several units during his stay in Australia.
He will train with the Special Air Service Regiment in Perth, and then with the predominantly indigenous patrols of Norforce based in Darwin. He will also take part in helicopter training with the 6th Aviation Regiment based at Holsworthy.
The exercises come at the end of Prince Harry’s 10-year military career, following his announcement that he will be retiring from the British armed forces in June.
A spokesman for the prince said Harry is looking forward to the attachment, having worked alongside Aussie soldiers during his two military tours of Afghanistan. The royal has also been involved with Australian personnel at the Invictus Games and during his ‘Walking With The Wounded’ charity trek to the South Pole in 2013.
“It’s an opportunity he has been keen to explore for quite some time now,” the spokesman said.
“He knows he will learn a huge amount from this experience.”
Prince Harry is also scheduled to attend the Centenary Anzac Day services at Gallipoli, Turkey later this month.
IMAGE: Prince Harry in military uniform. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)