Harry wins public over on Iraq tour

Press reports criticising Prince Harry's decision to serve in Iraq have not rung true with the British public, according to a PRWeek poll released today.

Despite concerns for his safety, fears for the wellbeing of those serving with him and reports of a potential strain on British resources in Iraq, a huge 76 per cent of res­pondents said they suppor­ted the decision.

Similarly, despite many articles decrying Harry's party-boy lifestyle, 75 per cent of the public said his behaviour did not bring the monarchy into disrepute.

Meanwhile, only 12 per cent of the 1,226 adults quizzed between 24 and 27 April said Prince William's break-up had lowered their opinion of him. Clarence House dec­lined to comment.

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