Prince Harry is the grandson of the reigning monarch of Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II. Harry was born the son of the heir to the throne, Charles Prince of Wales, and is currently the sixth in the succession to the throne of England.
Harry was born in London on 15 September 1984, the son of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, and Charles, Prince of Wales. Harry and his older brother Prince William attended independent schools as children. Harry was enrolled at Ludgrove School and from there he went to Eton College.
As a child, it did not take the world too long to realize that he was the more modest, adventurous, and often mischievous of the two princes. His adventures and misdemeanors shaped his early teenage life.
His parents divorced in 1996 and the following year his mother Princess Diana died in a car accident in France. Obviously insecure and grieving, Harry would turn to more unorthodox forms to vent his pent-up grief.
As an adolescent, the paparazzi were never far away, and it was no secret that Harry’s lifestyle and disposition made him a more vulnerable target for the press dog than his more conservative brother William.
It was easy to spot him in local pubs and clubs, having a drink or two, and trying to live like any other teenager his age. The problem was that he was no ordinary teenager, he was an elite aristocrat. Among other skirmishes, he was caught smoking marijuana in the summer of 2001, the negative press he generated caused concern for the Royal Family, and after discussions with his father, he was taken on a tour of a drug rehabilitation center in South London to experience first-hand the negative effects of drug abuse.
In an effort to help the young prince regain focus and perspective, he moved to Lesotho during his gap year in 2004. Out in the South African country, Harry worked with children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and used his influence to raise money and awareness.
On his return to the United Kingdom Harry decided not to study at university but to take military training at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. He joined the army on 8 May 2005. After two years of service, Harry was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was soon to be sent to the war front alongside this unit.
After initial concerns about his safety, Harry was finally sent to Afghanistan, where he spent two months. Between 2009 and 2012, the prince completed training as an attack helicopter pilot in the army, a training that gave him another chance to do military service in the war in Afghanistan. After ten active years in the military, Prince Harry ended his military service in 2015 to concentrate on his other interests.
Prince Harry also had an adventurous love life. He had flings and relationships with pop stars, models, actresses, and celebrities. He had his first relationship with Chelsy Davy, the daughter of a Zimbabwean billionaire, whom he met during his time in Southern Africa. The relationship lasted sometimes seven years, between which the prince maintained other short relationships.
During one of his “breaks” with Chelsy, he had an affair with the singer Natalie Imbruglia in 2009. Later that year Harry met the television presenter Caroline Flack, the romance lasted only a few weeks.
In 2010 it was singer Camilla Romestrand who caught the attention of the charming prince, but not for long, Harry was back with Chelsy but finally broke up with her in 2011.
Mollie King was the next stop for Prince Harry after his separation from Chelsy, which they dated briefly in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014 Harry was in a relationship with Cressida Bonas. After she had difficulty keeping up with the media attention, Cressida resigned.
In June 2016 Prince Harry started dating the American actress Meghan Merkel. The couple met after a blind date arranged by a mutual friend. Their engagement was announced on 27 November 2017 and the royal wedding took place on 19 May 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry’s Father
The father of Prince Harry is Prince Charles of Wales, the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving heir in British history. He married Harry’s mother, Lady Diana Spencer, in 1981, the couple divorced in 1996 and she died tragically in 1997. The father of Prince Harry; Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, married Camilla Parker Bowles in February 2005
Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Prince Harry is blessed with an athletic body frame. It stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 73 kg. His chest measures 42 inches, biceps – 14 inches, waist – 34 inches.
Other Facts About Prince Harry
- Prince Harry is a fan of the Arsenal football club.
- Due to the fact that, as a British prince, he technically has no surname, he was known as Prince Wales during his time in the army.
- The prince does not read articles about himself.
- Prince Harry has received three medals: the Medal of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the Medal for the mission in Afghanistan, and the Diamond Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II.
- He is not a fan of the social network Twitter.
- Harry was the brains behind the Invictus Games: a Paralympic sporting event for wounded soldiers.