Although he is soon to go to Iraq, staff at a US air base in Britain failed to recognise a uniformed Prince Harry during a visit with British army friends, according to a report in the (Australian) Sunday Telegraph on 11 March 2007.
The report said that one of the Prince’s friends tried to buy an iPod from the store, but was turned away because he was not a US serviceman or a relative of one. A US forces spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel David Konop said: “ The girl at the till just did not recognise the prince at all. We’re just really proud and pleased that Prince Harry chose to step on to our base and in the store. As you can imagine, the visit has created a lot of interest on the base as most Americans are fascinated with the British royal family."