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Last Updated: Friday, 16 December 2005, 16:45 GMT
Prince Harry on Sandhurst parade
Prince Harry
Prince Harry is midway through the intensive course
Prince Harry has marched for the first time in the Sovereign's Parade at the elite Sandhurst military college.

The prince made his public debut during the summer as an officer cadet along with 755 others.

He appeared in the college's Colours Parade after undergoing less than seven weeks of training.

Meanwhile, Prince William will begin his own training at Sandhurst, starting on 8 January, Clarence House has announced.

Prince Harry was able to take part in the sovereign display for the first time now that he is in his second term.

There are three such parades a year, at the college, in Camberley, Surrey.

Friday's proceedings involved 475 cadets.

Around half of them were "passing out" and receiving their commissions into the Army, having completed their officer training course.

'Developing officer'

Harry is now in the middle stage of the intense course.

Term two focuses on "the developing officer rather than the raw recruit" and includes field exercises with live firing.

Harry and his fellow cadets will also go on an adventurous training expedition.

Prince Charles is expected to travel to the college to bid farewell to William as he follows Harry into the elite military academy.

The 23-year-old is the most senior royal in recent history to train at Sandhurst.


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