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Prince Harry is the younger son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Harry lives at Kensington Palace in London. He spends his working life carrying out public duties in support of The Queen and fulfilling a number of charitable activities and projects. He spent ten years working in the Armed Forces, ending operational duties in 2015. During his service, he conducted two tours of duty to Afghanistan with the British Army, and created the Invictus Games. He continues to work within the Army's Personnel Recovery Unit as a volunteer supporting wounded servicemen.

Charitable Work

His Royal Highness is Patron of numerous charities, with a focus on the Armed Forces and helping veterans. Walking With the Wounded is a charity that helps support injured service men and women by undertaking inspirational expeditions. Prince Harry joined groups of armed forces personnel from Britain, the United States and the Commonwealth who had sustained physical or cognitive injuries in the line of duty to successfully trek to the South Pole in November and December 2013.

Aged 19 Prince Harry spent several months working in Lesotho, where he met volunteers and the vulnerable children they worked with, he co-founded the charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso. 

In March 2007, Prince Harry became the first Royal Patron of WellChild, a charity who cares for the individual needs of sick children and their families as they deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions. 

In 2011 Prince Harry and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set up The Royal Foundation, which allows them to interact and support charities directly. All three members of the Royal Family have established projects within the Foundation that focus on the Armed Services, Young People and Conservation.

The Royal Foundation supports the Invictus Games, which were instigated by Prince Harry's determination to help servicemen and women find motivation and incentive after combat. 

His Royal Highness has also been involved with the Full Effect project, a joint venture between the Foundation, Epic Partners and the Community Recording Studio, which aims to help children at risk of becoming involved with violence and crime through early intervention and diversionary activities. 

Supporting The Queen

His Royal Highness carries out official overseas tours and domestic duties in support of The Queen and regularly attends events such as Garden Parties, Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Sunday.

Prince Harry has carried out a number of overseas visits, including to Realm and Commonwealth nations on behalf of The Queen, or to undertake an official tour to represent Britain at the request of the Government.  

During a 2015 visit to South Africa, Prince Harry presented Archbishop Tutu with the Insignia of an Honorary member of The Order of the Companions of Honour on behalf of The Queen. His Royal Highness also carried out a further programme of engagements on behalf of Her Majesty's Government that included visiting Kruger national park to learn about anti-poaching efforts. 

To find out more about the life and work of Prince Harry, visit his official website at royal.uk

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