- NAME: Prince Harry
- OCCUPATION: Philanthropist, Pilot, Prince
- BIRTH DATE: September 15, 1984 (Age: 29)
- 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.
With the birth of Prince William and later Prince Harry, Princess Diana was able to have new found happiness in her life.
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In response to the criticism, Prince Harry issued a statement, saying "I am very sorry if I caused any offence or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologize."
A few months later, Prince Harry and his brother attended their father's wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles. "She's always been very close to me and William... She's not the wicked stepmother. She's a wonderful woman and she's made our father very, very happy which is the most important thing," Prince Harry told the press at the time.
In May of 2005, Prince Harry enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He underwent 44 weeks of training there and, in April 2006, joined the Household Cavalry as a Second Lieutenant. Later that year, Prince Harry and Prince William announced their plans for a special concert to be held in 2007 to mark the tenth anniversary of their mother's passing.
On what would have been Princess Diana's 46th birthday, more than 60,000 people gathered at Wembley Stadium for the Concert for Diana. The event raised money for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and several other charities including Sentebale, which Prince Harry has established to help children and others affected by the AIDS crisis in Lesotho.
That same year, Prince Harry began training for possible war zone deployment. His status as a royal posed certain security challenges to the army, and there was much debate regarding whether he should be allowed to serve in a combat situation. In February of 2008, Prince Harry began his tour of duty in Afghanistan. He served for two months.
In early 2009, Prince Harry once again faced criticism for his insensitivity. Videos of him from 2006 surfaced and depicted him using a derogatory term for a fellow Pakistani soldier as well as another offensive remark. Prince Harry apologized for his comments, and the army ordered him to undergo sensitivity training.
Despite this latest incident, Prince Harry continues to pursue a career in the military. He started his training to become an Apache helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps in 2009. After two and a half years, Prince Harry completed his program in February 2012. He then put these newfound skills to work in his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, which began that September. During his time there, Prince Harry will participate in combat missions.
In August 2012, Prince Harry became the subject of numerous news stories after nude photos of the royal had been leaked to the public. The images of the prince were taken during a private party in a hotel room in Las Vegas where the prince had been vacationing. He and his friends had reportedly been playing a game of strip billards.
The photos of the partying prince ran in Rupert Murdoch's The Sun, but most other papers in England declined to run them. While the story dominated the headlines for a short time, the scandal seems to have no lasting impact on his public image. One of his first public appearances after the scandal was at the WellChild Awards in London, where he received a warm welcome. Prince Harry serves a patron to WellChild, a charity dedicated to supporting sick children and their families. He even joked in his speech that he was "never shy in coming forward," according to BBC News.
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