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Fullname: Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales
Nicknames: Harry, GKH (Good King Harry), Barry, Spike, the Spare, Little Spencer
He uses the name Harry Wales during his military career.
He is allowed to use Wales, Mountbatten-Windsor or Windsor as his surnames. He mostly uses Wales as his father is the Prince of Wales.
Birth Info: September 15, 1984; 4:20PM BST; @ St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, UK
Zodiac: Virgo, Year of the Water Rat
He is the second son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
He was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Robert Runcie on the 21st of December 1984 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor,
He has one older brother, Prince William and two step siblings from his stepmother.
Through his father’s royal ancestors, Harry is of German, English and Scottish descent. On his a mother’s side of the family, Harry is of English descent and of remote German, Irish, Scottish and British-American descent.
Harry is a male line descendant of Elimar I, Count of Oldenburg, and as such a member of the House of Oldenburg, one of Europe’s oldest royal houses.
Diana called him "My little Spencer" because his red hair comes from her family.
Harry’s godparents are Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones; Lady Vestey; Mrs William Bartholomew; Bryan Organ; and Gerald Ward.
The Prince of Wales told crowds outside that his second son had ''pale blue eyes'' and hair of ''a sort of indeterminate colour''.
As a youngster, Harry was only called ''Henry'' when he had been ''very, very naughty'', Charles once revealed.
At Highgrove, the family's country estate, Harry had a lop-eared rabbit.
Harry studied at Mrs. Jane Mynor's Nursery then went for his pre-prep in Wetherby School. He then attended Ludgrove School and entered Eton College after.
Harry played a goblin in his first Christmas play. The next year, he had a speaking role as a shepherd.
Because of his September birthday, Harry was just seven when he went to Ludgrove boarding school in 1992.
He was only 12 when his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997.
Harry stayed an extra year at Ludgrove the year of his mother's death. But it had been planned before then so that he would enter Eton at 14 instead of 13.
He struggled with academics and with comparisons with his brother, but he worked off his anger on the sports field and in the Drawing Schools, where he painted.
Prince Harry also performed as Conrade in a school performance of Much Ado About Nothing.
Harry's military career began during his third year at Eton, when he signed up for the Combined Cadet Force. He reached the highest rank of Cadet Officer by his last year.
Harry faced a tribunal at Eton after being accused of having someone write part of his coursework for his A levels. He was also accused of not doing his own painting/art project. A full investigation determined that he was innocent.
Harry graduated from Eton with two A-levels: a B in Art and a D in Geography.
He visited Australia, Lesotho, Argentina during his gap year.
During his gap year in Australia, Prince Harry worked at a Queensland ranching station as a jackaroo.
He visited Argentina to play polo. It was cut short due to an injury.
Damian West (brother of actor Dominic West) arranged for him to go to Lesotho, Africa, to work with children orphaned by AIDS. There he befriended the Crown Prince Seeiso, with whom he's since founded Sentebale, the charity to help the country's children.
Harry went to Lesotho in southern Africa and volunteered at an AIDS orphanage. While there he made a documentary “The Forgotten Kingdom – Prince Harry in Lesotho’’ to highlight the plight of the orphans.
On his 18th birthday, he asked for the money made from the sale of his birthday photos be donated to charity.
When he turned 18 in 2002, The Queen gave him his own Coat of Arms.
While preparing for Sandhurst, Harry took English Rugby Football Union coaching qualifications and worked with the Rugby Football Union as an Assistant Rugby Development Officer. He helped coach in five different schools.
Aside from being a rugby development officer, he worked in a farm to learn about land management.
He entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005 and went on to become a Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals).
When he was 21, the Prince set up his Sentebale charity in memory of his mother to help Aids orphans in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
At the age of 21, Prince Harry was appointed as a Counsellor of State replacing his uncle Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
After Harry attended Sandhurst military academy for two years, everyone considered letting him serve in the war essential to his personal development. Harry joined the Household Cavalry, whose purpose is reconnaissance, as a Second Lieutenant in April 2006. When the press figured out where his first deployment to Iraq would be, the military pulled him out, and Harry was pissed. Finally, they figured out a way of getting him out to the trenches in Afghanistan during Operation Herrick in 2007 without the press discovering him. He managed to serve a whole 10 weeks that way until an Australian newspaper blew his cover.
On 5 May 2008, Princess Anne presented Harry and his unit, the Household Cavalry Regiment, with the Operational Service Medal for their time in Afghanistan.
On 6 January 2009, Prince Harry and his brother had their own offices set up at St James’s Palace. Prior to this, their business was dealt with by their father’s office at Clarence House.
Prince Harry was presented with his flying brevet (wings) by his father, on 7 May 2010.
Harry who was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2011
Everyone in the British military has been very impressed with Harry's piloting abilities, calling him an "instinctive flyer." It is considered a great honor to be chosen to fly Apache helicopters, and of the 20 in his training course, he was awarded the best copilot gunner trophy.
Harry served in Afghanistan for the second time as an Apache Pilot between September 2012 and January 2013.
After his last deployment, he took a Staff Officer role in HQ London District and helps co-ordinate commemorative events involving the Army.
Harry's bedside manner with wounded soldiers is legendary. Here's a message he left for one man he visited who was in a coma: "For God's sake, mate. Came to see you and what were you doing? You were kipping."
Prince Harry is patron of several charities: Dolen Cymru, Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, London Marathon Charitable Trust, MapAction, Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation, Rugby Football Union All Schools Programme, Sentebale, Walking with the Wounded, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, WellChild, The HALO Trust, 100 Women in Hedge Fund and Invictus Games.
While walking with a team of wounded vets to the North Pole on the Walking with the Wounded project, Harry brought along a giant ice cream cake to share.
Prince Harry is a fan of Arsenal football club.
Favorite food: Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognse, Burger Sliders, and Roast Beef.
Harry has a keen interest in botany and enjoys studying flowers.
One of his favorite films is Zulu. It's a 1964 film about a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War in Southern Africa in 1879.
Prince Harry's favorite animated movies are The Lion King and Finding Nemo.
Harry fell in love with Africa that winter. He accompanied his father to Botswana and South Africa, where he met Nelson Mandela... and the Spice Girls.
Prince Harry can paint.
Prince Harry was said to have taken her mother engagement ring as a memento after her death in 1997.
Favourite Game: Card against humanity
He has joined Chelsea Flower Show twice - 2013 and 2015.
He's a sportsman and plays polo, rugby, and football. He also loves to ski.
He has championed te Invictus Games in 2014.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is his full name?His full name is Henry Charles Albert David.
What is his surname?Royals don't use surnames but they use the name of their house or dukedom. So in Prince Harry's case, he uses Wales since his father is the prince of Wales. He may also use Windsor as this is the name of their house. In addition to that, he may also use Mountbatten-Windsor. The name Mountbatten is of his grandfather and at the time, it was debated whether the family will be allowed to use it. The agreement stipulated that it can be used alongside HM the Queen's surname which is Windsor. Such as the case of his brother Prince William, when he marries, the Queen will give him a dukedom and whatever that may be, he and his family will be able to use that as their surname.
What is his job?Being a royal is already a job. But in the case of the Wales brothers, they were given an opportunity to actually seek for a personal job. Prince Harry took a military career and after 10 years in service, he left the army. He will be looking for a private job in the next months.
Is he single?According to the latest interview (May 2015), he is single. But in this blog we wont be taking part in all those speculations. Please read our blog info regarding our position on this aspect of his life.
How can we contact Prince Harry?Enquiries relating to The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or Prince Harry:
Clarence House, London SW1A 1BA
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7930 4832
Enquiries relating to the Royal residences or art collection:
Royal Collection Press Office/ Public Relations and Marketing
York House,St James's Palace, London SW1A 1BQ
Telephone (+44) (0)20 7839 1377