Prince Harry, 23, touched down at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire after his emergency withdrawal from Afghanistan
The prince - a Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry - spent 10 weeks in Helmand Province before his posting was leaked by foreign media
Prince Harry managed to get through more than half of his intended four-month deployment before news of his presence in Afghanistan leaked out
Army commanders took the decision to withdraw Prince Harry after judging that the disclosure put his safety - and that of his immediate colleagues - at greater risk from the Taleban.
The prince was one of 170 returning soldiers - the plane had earlier stopped in Birmingham so two seriously injured personnel could be taken to Selly Oak Hospital
The prince was greeted at the airport by his brother, Prince William, and Prince Charles who said he was "incredibly proud" of his younger son but also proud of all the armed services
Prince Charles spoke of his relief that his son had returned home safely but said he now understood more acutely the worries felt by the parents of other British service personnel