- NAME: Prince Harry
- OCCUPATION: Philanthropist, Pilot, Prince
- BIRTH DATE: September 15, 1984 (Age: 28)
- EDUCATION: Ludgrove School, Elton College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom
- AKA: Prince Henry of Wales
- AKA: Prince Harry of Wales
- Nickname: "The Happy Prince"
- AKA: Prince Harry
- Originally: Henry Charles Albert David
- Full Name: Prince Henry Charles Albert David
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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Prince Harry is the second son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana. He known for his teenage escapades and his charitable work.
The son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry is third in line for the British throne. He served on the front lines in Afghanistan and holds the rank of captain.
At three years old, Prince Charles became the heir apparent to British throne when his mother, Elizabeth, became Queen. His marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales and his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles made him the subject of scrutiny.
Prince William is the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After enrolling at St. Andrews, he met Kate Middleton, the woman he married on April 29, 2011.
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Born in London, England, in 1984, Prince Harry is the second son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana. He seems to have taken the place of his mother in the tabloids, shocking the public with his teenage escapades and shows of cultural insensitivity. He served in Afghanistan and was promoted to captain in 2011 after holding the rank of Lieutenant since 2008. He is involved in many charitable causes.
As the second son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Prince Harry is third in line to the English throne, behind his older brother William. He has grown up under intense media scrutiny, having his personal tragedies as well as his antics and gaffes as the subject of numerous news reports.
His mother once described Prince Harry as "very artistic and sporty." At an early age, he developed an interest in riding and hunting. While the family lived in Kensington Palace during the week, they often spent the weekends at Highgrove House, their family's estate in Gloucestershire. Their mother strove to give both her sons "as normal a life as possible" despite their privileged position in British society. To this end, Prince Harry attended Mrs. Mynors nursery school in London's Notting Hill neighborhood. Princess Diana also took Prince Harry and his brother to amusement parks, fast-food restaurants, and other places frequented by other children their age.
Photographers were on hand as his parents dropped Prince Harry off for his first day at school in September of 1987. According to Ingrid Seward's William & Harry, the young prince had a difficult time adjusting to school initially. Despite his parents' increasingly strained marriage, he became known for his happy-go-lucky disposition as a child. Prince Harry also developed an interest in all things military as he matured.
In 1989, Prince Harry enrolled at the Wetherby School, where his older brother William was already a student. He then followed his brother to the Ludgrove School, a boarding school in Berkshire, in 1992. Around this time, he was reportedly informed of his parents' impending separation, which was officially announced that December. The couple divorced in 1996.
After the separation, Prince Harry and Prince William spent their school holidays dividing their time between their parents. They spent time at Highgrove with their father, enjoying outdoor pursuits, as well as going on official trips and vacations abroad. With their mother, they engaged in a variety of activities from going on tropical holidays to visiting AIDS clinics and homeless shelters.
Prince Harry remained at Balmoral for several days after his mother's death, mourning in seclusion with his family. He then traveled to London with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his brother, to prepare for Princess Diana's funeral. On September 6, Prince Harry walked past thousands of people who had gathered to say good-bye to the woman many had dubbed "the people's princess." He trailed behind his mother's coffin in the funeral procession along with his brother, father, and grandfather, Prince Phillip.
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