Prince Wales
Second son of Charles, Prince of Wales
Prince Wales
Prince Henry of Wales, commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and fourth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Biography
Prince Harry of Wales's personal information overview.
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WATCH: British Royals Participate in Relay Race for Heads Together Charity
ABC News - 18 days
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were filmed racing during charity event.
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How The British Royals Spent Super Bowl Sunday
Huffington Post - 18 days
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Enjoy a Romantic Date in London
ABC News - 21 days
The two were first linked last year.
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Princess Diana: Princes commission statue 20 years after her death - BBC News
Google News - 26 days
The Nation Princess Diana: Princes commission statue 20 years after her death BBC News A statue of Princess Diana has been commissioned by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, 20 years after her death. The two princes said that "the time is right to recognise her positive impact" with a permanent statue. The sculpture will be erected ... 'Our Mother Touched So Many Lives': How Princes William and Harry Will Honor the Late Princess DianaPEOPLE.com Princes William, Harry Announce Memorial To Princess DianaYahoo News Princess Diana Statue to Be Erected at Kensington Palace 20 Years After Her DeathE! Online Us Weekly -Vanity Fair -New York Times -Today.com all 81 news articles »
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Prince Harry says jokes help cope at veterans' support centre
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Prince Harry spoke of soldiers' need for "a dark sense of humour" to cope with the aftermath of serving in conflict zones as he visited a support centre for ex-servicemen suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and alcohol issues. The prince, who served with the British forces in Helmand, Afghanistan on two operational tours, was visiting the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire, in southern England, where he learned more about the therapeutic benefits of outdoor activities. "It's that dark sense of humour", he said.
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Duchess Kate Nails Why People Don't Seek Mental Health Help
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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The Time Nelson Mandela Cuddled And Fell In Love With The Spice Girls
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The Spice Girls single “Wannabe” debuted in the U.S. 20 years ago this week. Here is a look back at an unlikely encounter the group had with South African President Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles of Wales in 1997.                   Standing atop a red carpet on a red podium of steps and sandwiched between two Spice Girls wearing red outside his presidential residence in Pretoria, South Africa, Nelson Mandela could barely keep from smiling. “You know, these are my heroes,” Mandela told a crowd of reporters and onlookers, referring to the British girl group, the Spice Girls, who were at the top of their fame on this day in November 1997. After various Spice Girls chimed in that Mandela was their hero as well, the president continued, “It’s one of the greatest moments in my life.” A Spice Girl yelled, “Wicked!” This improbable meeting and photo shoot officially took place because the Spice Girls agreed to play a charity concert in South Africa. The concert supported ...
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Turns Out Prince Harry Was Causing Trouble From A Very Young Age
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Prince Harry’s partying days seem mostly behind him. You’re now more likely to find him working to de-stigmatize HIV testing, being the world’s best boyfriend and rescuing endangered elephants than causing a ruckus. But in newly released hand-written letters from Princess Diana to Cyril Dickman, a steward at Buckingham Palace who became a friend, it’s clear the bad boy persona that plagued Harry’s younger years started even earlier than we thought.  “The boys are well and are enjoying boarding school a lot, although Harry is constantly in trouble!” Diana wrote to Dickman in 1992, when Harry was just 8 years old. How to own a piece of #British #Royal #History - bid on Thursday, link in bio #auction #homeforthecurious #princessdiana #princeharry #queen pic.twitter.com/7STonBd84q — Cheffins Fine Art (@CheffinsFineArt) January 3, 2017 Diana’s letters went up for auction by property and auctioneering firm Cheffins on Jan. 5, along with other, less appetizing ro ...
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Princess Diana letter about troublesome son Harry sold at auction
Reuters.com - about 2 months
LONDON (Reuters) - A collection of handwritten notes by the late Princess Diana, one of which reveals that her younger son Prince Harry was constantly in trouble at school, went under the hammer on...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Harry of Wales
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 27
    On 7 September 2012, Captain Wales as he is known in the military, arrived at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan as part of the 100-strong 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps, to begin a four-month combat tour as a co-pilot and gunner for an Apache helicopter.
    More Details Hide Details On 10 September, within days of arriving in Afghanistan it was reported that the Taliban threatened Captain Wales' life. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid spoke to Reuters and was quoted as saying; "We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping," and "We have informed our commanders in Helmand to do whatever they can to eliminate him." At the age of 21, Prince Harry was appointed as a Counsellor of State and began his royal duties by first serving in that capacity when the Queen was abroad to attend the 2005 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta. The following year, Harry was in Lesotho to visit again Mants'ase Children's Home near Mohale's Hoek, which he first toured in 2004 and, along with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, launched Sentebale: The Princes' Fund for Lesotho, a charity to aid children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. He has also granted his patronage to a number of other organisations, including WellChild, Dolen Cymru, and MapAction. To aid Sentebale, as well as the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and Centrepoint, Harry and his brother organised the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium, on 1 July 2007.
    While on holiday in Las Vegas in August 2012, Prince Harry, together with an unknown young woman, was photographed naked in a Wynn Las Vegas hotel room, reportedly during a game of strip billiards.
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    On 12 August 2012, The Prince represented his grandmother, the Queen, at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Harry enjoys playing many sporting activities, playing competitive polo, as well as skiing and motocross. Prince Harry is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club. Harry earned a reputation in his youth for being rebellious, leading the tabloid press to label him as a "wild child". He was found at age 17 smoking cannabis and partaking in under-age drinking with his friends, would clash physically with paparazzi outside nightclubs, and was photographed at Highgrove House at a "Colonial and Native" themed costume party wearing a Nazi German Afrika Korps uniform with a swastika armband. He later issued a public statement apologising for his behaviour.
    In May 2012, he was awarded the Atlantic Council's award, for distinguished humanitarian leadership, due to his charitable work with wounded soldiers.
    More Details Hide Details He was presented this award by General Colin Powell, the former US Secretary of State. Through his maternal grandfather, Prince Harry is descended from King Henry IV of France, King Charles II and King James II and VII. Through his mother, both from The Earl Spencer and The Baron Fermoy Families, Harry is of English, Scottish, American descent and of remote Irish descent. Prince Harry is descended from the kings and queens of England, Scotland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom with surviving offspring from William I. He is also descended from many of the pre-Union monarchs of Scotland and the pre-Conquest monarchs of England. Through his paternal grandfather, he is also a descendant of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia.
    In March 2012, Prince Harry led an official visit to Belize as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to the Bahamas and Jamaica, where the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, is considering severing ties between Jamaica and the constitutional monarchy.
    He returned to Afghanistan for another tour of duty in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    On November 2011, Prince Harry returned to England from military training in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Next, he will head to Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk, southeast England, to complete his training to fly Apache helicopters.
    In June 2011, Clarence House announced that Prince Harry, on completion of his training conversion course to use Apache helicopters in the war arena, would be available for deployment, including in current operations in Afghanistan, in his role as an Apache helicopter pilot.
    More Details Hide Details The final decision will ultimately rest with the Ministry of Defence's senior commanders, including principally the Chief of the Defence Staff in consultation with the wishes of Harry, his father the Prince of Wales and the Queen. In October, Prince Harry was transferred to a US military base in California to complete his helicopter gunship training. This final phase will include live-fire training as well as "environmental and judgment training" at naval and air force facilities in California and Arizona. The majority of those completing the two-month Apache training are deployed to the front lines in Afghanistan. In the same month, it was reported that Prince Harry was said to be a natural pilot who was reportedly top of his class in the extensive training he had undertaken at the Naval Air Facility, El Centro, California.
    On 16 April 2011, it was announced that Prince Harry had been promoted to the Army rank of captain after having held the rank of lieutenant since 2008.
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    On 10 March 2011, it was revealed that Prince Harry had passed his Apache flying test and he was awarded his Apache Flying Badge on 14 April 2011.
    More Details Hide Details There was speculation that he would return to Afghanistan once again, before the withdrawal in 2015.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    Prince Harry was presented with his flying brevet (wings) by his father, on 7 May 2010, at a ceremony at the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Harry had also let it be known that he intended to fly Apache attack helicopters if he was successful in passing the rigorous Apache training course; after which time it could be possible for him to see active military service once again on the frontline in one of the warzones. During the ceremony, he switched his Blues and Royals' Officer's Service Dress cap for that of the Army Air Corps' sky blue beret with a Blues and Royals badge.
  • 2009
    Age 24
    In January 2009, the British tabloid News of the World revealed a video made by Harry three years previously, in which he referred to a Pakistani fellow officer cadet as "our little Paki friend" and later called a soldier wearing a cloth on his head a "raghead".
    More Details Hide Details These terms were described by David Cameron as "unacceptable", and by The Daily Telegraph as "racist", and a British Muslim youth organisation called the Prince a "thug", a statement that was later retracted. Clarence House immediately issued an apology from Harry, who stated that no malice was intended in his remarks. A former British MP and Royal Marine, Rod Richards, said that such nicknames were common amongst military comrades, stating "in the Armed Forces people often used to call me Taffy. Others were called, Oz or Kiwi or whatever. I consider Paki as an abbreviation for Pakistani. I don't think on this occasion it was intended to be offensive." It later emerged that Prince Harry had personally apologised to the soldier.
    After passing the initial aptitude test, he was to undertake a month-long course; if he passed that, he would begin full flight training in early 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Harry had to pass his flying assessment at the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop, the result of which determined if he would pass on to train as a pilot of either the Apache, Lynx, or Gazelle helicopter. Having reached the requisite standard, Prince Harry attended the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, where he joined brother Prince William.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    In October 2008, it was announced that Prince Harry was to follow his brother, father, and uncle in learning to fly military helicopters.
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    Chelsy also accompanied Harry to the wedding of Harry's cousin, Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly in May 2008, where she was introduced to the Queen for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details But, in early 2009 it was reported in the media that the pair had parted ways. Later that year the pair were photographed together at a rugby match, seemingly going public again with their relationship. As of 2010, Harry and Davy are no longer together following Davy's departure from England. In 2011, Harry confirmed the rumours by proclaiming himself "100 per cent single". The Prince's style and title in full is His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales. As a British prince, Harry holds no surname; however, as with the other male-line grandchildren of Elizabeth II, he uses the name of the area over which his father holds title; i.e., Wales. Past precedent is that such surnames are dropped from usage in adulthood, after which either title alone, or Mountbatten-Windsor is used when necessary. Prince Harry, however, continues to use Wales as his surname for military purposes and is known as Captain Harry Wales in such contexts. If his father succeeds to the throne he will be known as His Royal Highness The Prince Harry. Traditionally, male-line members of British royalty receive a dukedom a few hours before their marriage, the most recent being his elder brother Prince William, who became Duke of Cambridge.
    For his service, Prince Harry was decorated with the Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan by his aunt, the Princess Royal, at the Combermere Barracks in May 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 22
    It was reported, in early June 2007, that Prince Harry had arrived in Canada to train, alongside soldiers of the Canadian Forces and British Army, at CFB Suffield, near Medicine Hat, Alberta.
    More Details Hide Details It was said that this was in preparation for a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where Canadian and British forces were participating in the NATO led Afghan War; rumours that were confirmed in February the following year, when the British Ministry of Defence revealed that Harry had secretly been deployed as a Forward Air Controller to Helmand Province in the Asian country. The revelation came after the medianotably, the German newspaper Bild and Australian magazine New Ideabreached the blackout placed over the information by the Canadian and British authorities. It was later reported that, while in Afghanistan, Harry had called in United States Air Force air strikes, helped Gurkha troops repel an attack from Taliban insurgents, and performed patrol duty in hostile areas. His tour came 735 years after his ancestor, Edward I of England (then Prince Edward), had also been on military duty in the Middle East during the Ninth crusade, and also made Harry the first member of the Royal Family to have served in a war zone since his uncle, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, flew helicopters during the Falklands War.
    In May 2007, British soldiers in Iraq were reported to be wearing t-shirts bearing the statement "I'm Harry!"; a reference to the scene in the movie Spartacus in which the survivors of Spartacus's army, defeated by Roman legions, are offered leniency by Crassus, if they will identify their leader.
    More Details Hide Details Every survivor declares: "I'm Spartacus!"
    The head of the British army at the time, General Sir Richard Dannatt, first said on 30 April 2007 that he had personally decided that the Prince would serve with his unit in Iraq, and Harry was scheduled for deployment in May or June 2007, to patrol the Maysan province.
    More Details Hide Details By 16 May, however, Dannatt announced that Prince Harry would not serve in Iraq; concerns included Harry being a high-value target (as several threats by various groups had already been made against him) and the dangers the soldiers around him would face should any attempt be made on the Prince's life or capture. Clarence House made public the Prince's disappointment with the decision, though he said he would abide by it.
    The British Ministry of Defence and Clarence House made a joint announcement on 22 February 2007 that Prince Harry would be deployed with his regiment to the front line in Iraq, to serve as part of the 1st Mechanised Brigade of the 3rd Mechanised Divisiona move supported by Harry, who had stated that he would leave the army if he was told to remain in safety while his regiment went to war; he said: "There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country."
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  • 2006
    Age 21
    Within a year, in April 2006, Harry completed his officer's training and was commissioned as a Cornet in the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry in the British Army.
    More Details Hide Details By April 2008, whereupon he reached two years' seniority, Harry was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    Prince Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 8 May 2005, where he was known as Officer Cadet Wales, and joined the Alamein Company.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 19
    Sport has also been a way that Harry has helped charities and other organisations, such as training as a Rugby Development Officer for the Rugby Football Union in 2004 and then coaching students in schools to encourage them to learn the sport.
    More Details Hide Details He has also participated in polo matches, like his brother and father, in order to raise money for charitable causes. On 6 January 2009, Harry and his brother Prince William were granted their own royal household by their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. It has three main staff members, supported by a "small" team. Sir David Manning, the former British ambassador to Washington, works as a part-time adviser to the princes. Previously, William and Harry's affairs had been handled by the office of their father at Clarence House in central London. The brothers' new household released a statementcomplete with their own cyphers at the topannouncing that they have established their own office at nearby St. James's Palace to look after their public, military and charitable activities. Harry's cypher is similar to his brother's, but displays an H in a shade of blue similar to that used by his mother. In September 2009, Prince William and Prince Harry set up The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry to enable the princes to take forward their charitable ambitions. The foundation is the culmination of the princes’ charitable lives so far.
  • 2002
    Age 17
    Persistent suggestions, based on a similarity of hair colour, have been made that Harry's father is actually James Hewitt, with whom Diana had an affair. However, red hair is a known Spencer-family trait, and Hewitt stated to the press in 2002 that Harry had already been born by the time his affair with Diana began, a statement corroborated by Diana's police bodyguard.
    More Details Hide Details Diana wanted William and Harry to have a broader range of experiences than previous royal children and took both to venues that ranged from Disney World and McDonald's to AIDS clinics and shelters for the homeless. Diana, Princess of Wales, who was by then divorced from the Prince of Wales, died in a car collision in 1997. Harry and William were staying with their father at Balmoral Castle at the time, and the Prince of Wales waited until early the following morning to tell his sons about their mother's death. At his mother's funeral, Harry, then twelve years old, accompanied his father, brother, paternal grandfather, and maternal uncle in walking behind the funeral cortège from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey. Like his father and brother, Harry was educated at independent schools, starting at Jane Mynors' nursery school and the pre-preparatory Wetherby School, both in London. Following this, he attended Ludgrove School, and, after passing the entrance exams, was admitted to Eton College, where he studied geography, art history, and art at A-Level. The decision to place Harry in Eton went against the family tradition of sending royal children to Gordonstoun (Harry's grandfather, father, two uncles, and two cousins all attended); it did, however, make the Prince follow in the Spencer family footsteps, as both Diana's father and brother had attended Eton. In June 2003, he completed his education at Eton with two A-Levels (achieving a grade B in art and D in Geography) having decided to drop history of art after AS level.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 10
    At age 10 in August 1995, Prince Harry attended the 50th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day at the Cenotaph in London and saluted the officers in the military parade, one of the most important ceremonies in the royal family agenda.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, he began participating in royal visits to schools and organisations in Wales.
  • 1985
    Age 0
    Prince Harry began to accompany his parents on official visits at an early age; his first overseas royal tour was with his parents to Italy in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The Princess of Wales' earlier decision to take an infant William to Australia set the precedent for young royal children going on official visits. Harry then accompanied either both parents or his father on subsequent tours, though he only began solo official engagements after his military training and active service.
  • 1984
    Born
    Harry was born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, England, on 15 September 1984.
    More Details Hide Details He was baptised at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, by then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. Harry's godparents were Prince Andrew (his paternal uncle); Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (his paternal cousin once removed); Lady Vestey; Mrs. William Bartholomew; Bryan Organ; and Gerald Ward, a former officer in the Household Calvary.
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