Queen Elizabeth II to watch Prince Harry's military graduation parade

Prince Harry celebrates receiving his military commission Thursday with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II making the journey to Sandhurst military academy to see the ceremonial parade.

Harry, 21, second son of Prince Charles, began training at the Royal Military Academy last May to become an army officer in the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry, one of the British army's oldest units.

He will be eligible for future military service in Iraq or Afghanistan and has spoken of his determination to take a place on the front line alongside his colleagues if called.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William were also on the guest list for the ceremony at the academy in southern England.

Harry's girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, but will not be attending the parade, said a Buckingham Palace spokesman.

The spokesman declined to comment on reports Davy would attend a graduation ball with the Prince later Wednesday.

Two newspapers reported that Harry joined friends for an end-of-training celebration last Friday at a lap dancing club.

The Daily Mirror and The Sun claimed Harry watched dancers at the Spearmint Rhino nightclub in Slough, near Windsor Castle west of London.

Prince Charles' office at Clarence Office declined to comment on the report, reports the AP.


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