"His conduct on operations in Afghanistan has been exemplary. He has been fully involved in operations and has run the same risks as everyone else in his Battlegroup.
"In common with all of his generation in the army today, he is a credit to the nation.
“In deciding to deploy him to Afghanistan, it was my judgment that with an understanding with the media not to broadcast his whereabouts, the risk in doing was manageable.”
Dannatt added that he and senior commanders will now be reviewing Harry’s deployment.
Last year, the military ruled Harry could not be sent to Iraq because publicity about the deployment could put him and his unit at risk."