From the Daily Mail (for full story click link): Prince Charles has waded into the row over the treatment of British soldiers by organising a personal medal ceremony for returning troops and privately expressing dismay at the lack of recognition for their efforts. He will hold a reception today at Birkhall, his Scottish retreat, in honour of the Territorial 51st Highlanders who recently returned from Iraq. A senior military source explained: "The Prince wanted to pay tribute. He has been disturbed by what he sees as a lack of recognition for the efforts of our men and women serving overseas at this difficult time. "He said he wanted to meet them and their families to thank them personally." [align=center].....[/align] The Prince's intervention is potentially embarrassing for the Government, already facing criticism about the treatment of soldiers fighting in the Middle East. The Ministry of Defence has been slated over its care of injured soldiers, poor equipment, soldiers' pay and accommodation and distribution of medals. But a spokesman said last night: "When people come home we make sure we have some form of event to honour them, and if you have served a certain number of days you also get a medal. If other people wish to host events, that is very welcome. "Anything the Prince is choosing to do himself is a matter for his office. It is not unusual for Royal colonels-in-chief to present medals to their units." Well done Prince Charles and congratulations to 51 (Highland) Regiment - enjoy the pomp and ceremony!