- 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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After the service, Prince Harry and other family members traveled to Althrop, his mother's family estate in Northampton owned by his uncle Charles, the 9th Earl of Spencer. His mother's body was laid to rest on an island in the middle of a lake on the grounds there.
Struggling with this tremendous loss, Prince Harry suffered from nightmares about his mother's death for a time,
according to Christopher Andersen's Diana's Boys. He returned to Ludgrove a short time after the funeral. During his next school break, Prince Harry traveled with his father to Botswana and South Africa. The trip lifted his spirit and gave him a chance to mingle with the members of the pop group Spice Girls during a concert there.
Back at school, Prince Harry faced some academic challenges. It was decided that he would spend an extra year at Ludgrove before applying Eton College. All of his extra efforts paid off, he passed the entrance exam with flying colors. He began his studies there in 1998.
That same year, Prince Harry and Prince William demonstrated their cheeky sense of humor with a surprise 50th birthday party for their father, which featured some comedy sketches poking fun at Prince Charles. Actors Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson were all part of the act. Around this time, the princes also met their future stepmother Camilla Parker Bowles—the woman that their father had been involved with on and off for years.
Like some other teenagers, Prince Harry liked to party. He reportedly engaged in underage drinking—sometimes at a pub and at Highgrove—and tried smoking marijuana during the summer of 2001. In January of 2002, reports of the prince's illegal activities made tabloid headlines. Prince Harry admitted his misdeeds to his father who made the young royal visit a South London rehabilitation center to see firsthand the dangers associated with drug use.
In 2003, Prince Harry graduated from Eton. He spent some time traveling through Australia, Argentina, and Africa after finishing school. An avid polo player, Prince Harry participated in the Young England versus Young Australia Polo Match Test in Australia. He became involved in charity work while visiting Lesotho in southern Africa. He worked at a home for orphans of AIDS victims. To promote awareness of the problems there, he created a documentary called The Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry in Lesotho. The film helped raise approximately $2 million for the British Red Cross Lesotho Fund.
Around this time, Prince Harry became romantically linked with Chelsy Davy, according to news reports. The two dated on and off for years. Prince Harry again found himself immersed in controversy in January of 2005 after photographs of him wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party were published in several newspapers. There was a public outcry about Prince Harry's costume, calling him insensitive. It was shocking to many that the prince could casually appear the uniform with a swastika armband — a symbol of hate and the atrocities of the Holocaust.
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