Prince Harry may return to serve on the frontlines of Afghanistan, Britain's The Guardian reported.
Harry, recently qualified to pilot Apache helicopters, has been reportedly cleared for a return, though the Ministry of Defense would not comment.
Harry is an army pilot and will deploy wherever the army chooses to send him. His course finishes in 2012 and after that his deployment will be a matter for the army chain of command, The Guardian quoted Clarence House saying.
Harry served in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008 until news of his service was published by the Australian magazine New Idea in January 2008. He was pulled out of Afghanistan for fear his presence would lead to increased attack on his fellow soldiers.
In an interview earlier this year, the 26-year-old prince said he would like to return to the front lines.
I severely hope so, and from the military's point of view I seriously hope so, he said. You know money's been spent towards your training - God knows how much money's been spent on us. So from their point of view, if I'm not going, then I'm taking up someone else's space.
The UK Sun reported that the defense chiefs and the Queen have given the go-ahead for Harry's return to Afghanistan.
Asked in March what his aim was after he qualified as an Apache pilot, Harry said: My goal is to serve my country like everybody else in the British forces.
According to The Telegraph, the Taliban had a warning for the Prince, if he happened to be captured on his next Afghanistan tour: He'll be destroyed.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, reportedly told the Daily Telegraph: Our plan is the same plan with all Muslim Mujahideen. We will attack these unbelievers who have invaded and occupied our country.
The British have the second highest number of troops in Afghanistan so they are our enemy. We treat them all the same.