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Harry is Britain's 'coolest young Royal'

Prince Harry, the third-in-line to the English throne, has been voted "Britain's coolest young Royal" on his 24th birthday.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2008 16:36 IST

Prince Harry, the third-in-line to the English throne, has been voted "Britain's coolest young Royal" on his 24th birthday.

According to a survey, 42 per cent of Britons said that Prince Harry is the coolest Royal while 35 per cent voted for his cousin Zara Phillips and 15 per cent for his brother Prince William.

In fact, respondents cited Harry's recent service as a Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry's Blues and Royals in Afghanistan, his African charity work and his involvement with the glamorous South African Chelsy Davy as reasons for his cool appeal, 'The Sunday Telegraph' reported.

Questioned about the Prince's finest moment, 49 per cent said it was carrying on his mother's charity work, 44 per cent said it was his service in the Army, four per cent said it was organising last summer's Concert for Diana, and three per cent said it was getting back with Chelsy.

What's interesting was that 62 per cent of voters felt that the Prince should return to the frontline in Afghanistan, a desire he had conveyed to his Army bosses recently. However, 38 per cent said he should not go back to the war-torn nation.

Earlier this year, Prince Harry had spent ten weeks in Helmand Province before his deployment was cut short when a media blackout on reporting the news was broken by a website.

Asked which royal couple they most wanted a night out with, those polled picked Harry and Chelsy as first choice (35 per cent), followed by Zara and Mike Tindall (33 per cent), William and Kate Middleton (28 per cent), and Peter Phillips and wife Autumn (four per cent).