Prince Henry (Harry)
Title: Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex
Full Name: Henry Charles Albert David
Father: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
Mother: Diana, Princess of Wales
Relation to Elizabeth II: Grandson
Born: September 15, 1984 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Current Age: 36 years, 5 months, and 19 days
Married: Rachel Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor
Children: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Prince Henry, commonly known as Prince Harry, was born on 15 September 1984, and is the second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle on 21 December 1984. His parents divorced in 1996 and his mother Princess Diana was killed in a car accident when he was 12 years old in 1997. He and his elder brother William had to endure intense media interest following the death and funeral of Diana. He attended the same nursery and primary schools in London as his brother, followed by Ludgrove School in Berkshire and Eton College. He obtained A levels in Art and History, joined the cadet force and developed an interest in polo, rugby and abseiling. After finishing at Eton he took a gap year in Australia where he worked on a cattle station, and Africa where he worked in an orphanage in Lesotho.
He entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in May 2005 as an officer cadet. He passed out as a commissioned officer in April 2006, and joined the Blues and Royals a regiment of the Household Cavalry and has the rank Lieutenant. He trained as a troop commander in tank reconnaissance. In June 2007 he trained in Canada alongside other soldiers from Britain and served with his regiment in Afghanistan from December 2007 to February 2008 when disclosure in the World's press made it necessary for him to return home. He returned to his duties in the UK as a Lieutenant in Blues and Royals regiment. In 2009 he trained as an Army helicopter pilot and as a qualified Apache helicopter pilot in 2013 served a 20 week tour of duty in Afghanistan. In June 2015 he left operational service with the rank of Captain and maintains close connections with Armed Forces charities. He takes a particular interest in the Sentabale Charity for children in Lesotho, and in the Invictus Games a Paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women. He is currently sixth in line to the throne.
He met his American wife former TV actress Meghan Markle in Toronto in the Summer of 2016 when he was in Canada to promote the Invictis Games which they attended together in September 2017. Their engagement was announced on 27th November 2017, and they were married on 19th May 2018 in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Prince Harry and Meghan were made Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on their marriage. In Scotland he is now Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. They toured Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in October 2018. Their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born on 6th May 2019 and he accompanied them on a visit to South Africa in September 2019.
In January 2020 they announced that they wanted to step back from their royal duties and divide their time between North America and the UK. On 18 January 2020 it was announced by Buckingham Palace that they would stop using their HRH titles, no longer represent the Queen at royal events, and withdraw from royal duties including his official military appointments. Attempts to set up business trading on their royal name, legal battles with the press, a tell-all book, and deals with US media companies have damaged their popularity. They now live in California. In February 2021 it was announced that they would not return as working members of the Royal Family. The confirmation means Prince Harry and Meghan will return their honorary military appointments and royal patronages, which will be redistributed to working members of the Royal Family.