Henry Charles Albert David, best known as Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, was born on September 15, 1984. When he was born, he was third in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to the British throne, behind his father and older brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. In 2005, Prince Harry began a 10-year stint in the military, serving in Afghanistan on active duty, and is involved in a number of humanitarian initiatives. He married American actress Meghan Markle in May 2018, and they have a son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on May 6, 2019. On June 4, 2021, their second child, a girl, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born. Join us today as we pay tribute to this royalty.
Henry Charles Albert David
September 15, 1984
Prince Harry was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Prince Harry, a member of the royal family, has been the subject of media interest since his first day of school in September 1987 at Jane Mynors’ nursery school in London. He lived in Kensington Palace with his family and spent his weekends with them at Highgrove House, a family home in Gloucestershire. His parents split in 1996, and his mother died in a car accident in Paris the following year on August 31. After experiencing such a profound loss, Prince Harry returned to Ludgrove to finish his education.
On May 8, 2005, he enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to begin officer training, and on April 13, 2006, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Blues and Royals. The announcement in 2006 that Prince Harry might be deployed to Iraq in 2007 sparked controversy. In 2007 — 2008, he worked as a forward air controller in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province undercover for 77 days. During this tour of service, Prince Harry became the first member of the British Royal family to be deployed in a conflict zone. On April 13, 2008, he was promoted to Lieutenant. In May 2008, he was awarded the Operational Duty Medal for Afghanistan for his military service in Afghanistan, which included patrolling in dangerous areas and assisting the Gurkha Brigade in driving Taliban insurgents back. Prince Harry has decided to pursue a career as an Apache helicopter pilot. He began training at the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury after fulfilling the requisite standards, and on April 14, 2011, he received his Apache Flying Badge. On April 16 of that year, he was appointed Captain. On July 8, 2013, the Ministry of Defence stated that Prince Harry had completed his training as an Apache aircraft commander. On June 4, 2015, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), and on June 19, 2015, he retired from the Armed Forces. Many organizations and charities, including the HALO Trust, Well Child, Walking With The Wounded, and the London Marathon Charitable Trust, have retained his patronage. He and Prince William formed The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in September 2009 to further their charitable endeavors.
Prince Harry is commissioned into the Blues and Royals as a cornet, second lieutenant, on April 13, 2006.
Prince Harry becomes a Lieutenant on April 13, 2008.
Prince Harry receives an Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan in May 2008 for his military service in Afghanistan.
After meeting the required standards, Prince Harry begins training in the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, and on April 14, 2011, he earns his Apache Flying Badge.
On June 4, 2015, he is appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), and on June 19, 2015, he retires from the Armed Forces.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, establish Archewell Inc., a Beverly Hills-based public organization registered in Delaware.
Why We Love Prince Harry
He is charitable
When Prince Harry was 21 years old, he launched his first foundation, Sentebale, alongside Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. In Lesotho, Prince Harry spent eight weeks living among the poor. He used footage from his personal handheld video camera to create the documentary, "The Forgotten Kingdom." The film helped the British Red Cross Lesotho Fund raise $2 million.
He is down to earth
Many people find Prince Harry to be an approachable individual despite his heritage. According to Duncan Larcombe, author of “Prince Harry, The Inside Story,” the prince was ‘frighteningly honest.’
He loves kids
Prince Harry's interactions with children are enough to melt anyone's heart. There's no denying that this prince adores children, from his nieces and nephews to the many, many children he's met through his trips and charities.
5 Surprising Facts
He took two HIV tests on camera
Prince Harry and Rihanna took an HIV test on camera. and that was the first of two cases.
His nude pictures were leaked
Harry was embroiled in a scandal when “The Sun” newspaper published pictures of him naked in Las Vegas while partying with friends.
He was obsessed with Jennifer Aniston
He told friends she was ‘princess material’ and got her number, but the actress didn’t want to lead him on because of the age difference.
He was bossed around
When they were younger, it was William who was the naughty one, and Harry was overshadowed and bossed around by his big brother.
One of his favorite movies is “Zulu”
This movie is based on the Anglo-Zulu War that happened in South Africa years ago.
Prince Harry FAQs
What personality type is Prince Harry?
Prince Harry is an ESFP personality type.
Can Harry still be king?
Yes, he can because he was born into the royal family (and remains in) the royal line of succession.
Where is Prince Harry’s full name?
In all official forums, he is addressed as ‘His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex.’
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