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  • Prince Harry with The Prince and Princess of Wales and Prince William
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Prince Harry is the younger son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.

He was born at 4.20pm on 15th September, 1984 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in central London. He weighed 6lb 14oz.

On 21st December 1984, Prince Henry Charles Albert David was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

After attending Mrs Mynors School, Prince Harry became a pupil at Wetherby School in London, from September 1987. In September 1992, Harry joined his older brother William at Ludgrove School in Berkshire.



He then attended Eton College from September 1998 where he took his GCSE’s and A Levels.

After completing his A Levels, Prince Harry took a gap year during which he visited Australia, Argentina and Africa, where he made a documentary about the plight of orphans in Lesotho.

Prince Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005. He successfully completed a 44-week training course as an Officer Cadet, before being commissioned in April 2006 as a Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals).

Prince Harry, who has the rank of Captain, continues to serve in the Armed Forces and took up  a Staff Officer role in HQ London District as SO3 (Defence Engagement) in 2014 , where he will help to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London. 
Prior to this Prince Harry spent three and a half years in training and operational service with the Apache Force during his attachment to the Army Air Corps. Prince Harry has undertaken two operational tours of Afghanistan, as a Forward Air Controller in 2007/08 and as an Apache Pilot between September 2012 and January 2013. Prince Harry remains a Commissioned Officer in the Household Cavalry.

Prince Harry’s principal residence is at Kensington Palace.

The Prince is currently Patron of a number of charities and organisations and he holds two honorary military appointments (in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force).

The majority of The Prince's charitable activity focusses on supporting disadvantaged young people, promoting the welfare of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces and sustainable conservation issues. Prince Harry co-founded the charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in memory of their mothers (Sentebale means ‘Forget me not’) to support orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho. Alongside his brother and sister-in-law, he is also Patron of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

 

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