Army work 'grinds to a halt' when Prince Harry is around, smitten female colleagues blamed

Army work 'grinds to a halt' when Prince Harry is around, smitten female colleagues blamed
Published: 2014 May 25 13:02:26 (9209 Views)
Smitten women workers are infuriating bosses by queueing up to bring lunch and cups of tea to staff officer Prince Harry's desk.

Prince Harry's army of admiring girl colleagues at HQ have been ordered to stop drooling over the newly single royal.

The problem is so bad that work grinds to a halt when the 29-year-old action man prince is on duty at the British Army's London District Headquarters at Horse Guards Parade, senior sources report.

One insider said: "The girls go doe-eyed and silly and it's immediately apparent everything's stopped because Harry is in the office.

"Some girls, not just the younger ones, treat him like he's a big celebrity.

"He's not always around because of his royal duties but when he is in the office, work basically stops."

The HQ is an administrative base for 11 Army units and nine TA units, including the Household Cavalry and the Coldstream Guards.

Harry's role involves helping to plan ceremonial events, such as state visits and the Queen's Birthday Parade.

Although the posting is full-time, sources have said Harry is often out of the office and goes in mainly when an event is being planned.



The Sunday People has learnt Harry – who recently split up with Cressida Bonas, 25 - works closely with numerous female soldiers, from teenage privates to senior ranks.

They are employed as secretaries and senior clerks who effectively run the office and entire London District HQ.

One senior insider added: "All of my staff begin swooning when Harry arrives for work. I cut them a bit of slack because he's not your average officer but I do have to tell them to concentrate when he's around.

"They are often queuing up to make him tea and bring his lunch to his desk.

"It can be a little embarrassing for Harry but he is very good natured. But the work output definitely slows down when he's in."

Harry happily joins in the banter. He is referred to by some female staff as the "red headed hero" or the "square-jawed one".

A source said: "Harry fits in well. He certainly does not rest on his royal credentials.

"He's on first-name terms with some of the girls, though they have to call him sir. He's happy to make tea for everyone when it's his turn. He's even brought in cakes."

Harry is expected to remain in his post for another 18 months. He will then return to an Army Air Corps regiment, where he is expected to be promoted to major.



Source - Mirror

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