Harry is reported to be expecting to deploy to Iraq in May 2007 as part of the 1st Mechanised Brigade of the 3rd (UK) Mechanised divison. But because of his Royal status, there is high concerns of his safety. As a result, he may be barred from serving with his regiment if they are deployed. He served from December to February, but his tour was cut short when his presence was reported by the media. In May 2008, he received a medal for his service, which was presented to him by his aunt, Princess Anne.