Royal Family - Prince Henry (Harry)
Title: Prince Henry of Wales
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: 33 years, 7 months, and 2 days
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 fifth in line to the throne. If he became king he would probably be known as Henry IX. On 27th November 2017 it was announced that he and his American girlfriend Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. She is a divorced TV and film actress and they met in the Summer of 2016. They plan to marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 19th May 2018.