Born: 15 September 1984
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as:
Second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Name at birth: Henry Charles Albert David Windsor
Prince Harry is the second son of Britain's Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. (He is commonly called by his nickname of Harry, though his birth name is Henry.) Prince Harry is fifth in line to the throne, after his father, his older brother Prince William, and William's children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Like William, Harry attended Wetherby and Ludgrove schools; in September of 1998 he entered Eton College. Prince Harry followed family tradition by entering the Sandhurst military academy in 2005; he graduated in April 2006, becoming a second lieutenant in the British Army's Household Cavalry. The Army announced in February of 2008 that Harry had just completed 10 weeks of active duty in Afghanistan; for security reasons, his deployment there had been kept secret by an agreement between the government and the British press. Prince Harry has also founded his own charity, Sentebale, to help orphans and other young people in the African country of Lesotho. He returned to Afghanistan in 2012 as an Apache helicopter co-pilot and gunner. Prince Harry announced in 2015 that he would leave the army that June after 10 years of military service, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Prince Harry began dating Chelsy Davy in 2004. She is from Zimbabwe and was born in 1985. The pair were reported to have broken up in 2009, but have since been seen together from time to time... Prince Harry caused a ruckus in January of 2005 when he wore a Nazi uniform to a friend's costume party and photos made their way into British newspapers... The Royal Family revealed in January 2002 that Prince Harry had smoked marijuana on at least one occasion during the previous summer; among other parental measures, Prince Charles sent him to visit a drug rehabilitation center for a day.
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