Prince Harry
© GETTYPrince Harry salutes at the opening of The Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance in Lydiard Park on Nov. 9, 2010, in Wootton Bassett, England.

British newspaper The Guardian states Harry has reportedly been cleared for a return (the Ministry of Defense will not comment officially). Prince Harry recently qualified to pilot Apache helicopters.

The Guardian quotes Clarence House: "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."

Harry served in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008 until details of his service were published by the Australian magazine New Idea in January 2008. He was pulled from Afghanistan over fears his presence would lead to attacks on his fellow soldiers, reports the Guardian.

Harry said March that he wanted to "serve my country like everybody else in the British forces."