A dozen soldiers from Prince Harry’s old regiment have allegedly been booted out of the armed forces amid a drugs scandal.
There was random testing after Household Cavalry members were reportedly caught snorting cocaine in a pub toilet near Combermere Barracks.
And chiefs have sacked as many as 12 elite troops after they failed, according to a source.
A source said: “Cocaine is as easy to buy as a pint but for years nothing has been done. They are finding it hard to recruit so they decided not to take action.
“But they had no choice after this. It’s embarrassing for Harry’s old regiment but also for the army in general.”
The probe started after it emerged staff barred troops from The King and Castle pub in Windsor earlier this month.
Prince Harry, 33, joined the Blues and Royals in 2006 and rose to captain. The regiment will guard his wedding in May.
The MoD said: “Drug abuse is incompatible with military service and is not tolerated.”