Prince Harry, whose full name is Henry Charles Albert David, was born on September 15, 1984, in the Lindo wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
He is the second son of Charles and the late Diana, and the younger brother of Prince William.
He is currently fifth in line to the British throne, after his older brother, William, and the latter’s three children; George, Charlotte, and Louis.
Prince Harry young in photos
The Duke of Sussex came into the world in turbulent circumstances. His parents’ marriage was very troubled and Princess Diana struggled with bulimia and depression.
From a very young age, Harry was in the public eye due to his status as a royal.
As a child, he was like any other child, but with a privileged childhood, as he grew up in the bosom of the royal family.
He enjoyed playing with his older brother and had a special fondness for sports. He was known for his energetic and mischievous character and often got into trouble.
With his bright red hair and mischievous smile, Prince Harry became known as the fun-loving, approachable prince. He made faces at formal events and even stuck his tongue out at photographers.
When Harry was just 8 years old, his parents finalized their divorce, which was a scandal at the time.
Despite the chaos, Princess Diana tried to give her children as normal an upbringing as possible. She took William and Harry to amusement parks, and fast food restaurants and even had them volunteer at homeless shelters to instill in them the value of service.
Harry was just 12 years old when the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana, occurred, something that affected him deeply. He revealed this in his memoirs ‘Spare.
Harry attended several schools, including Wetherby School and Ludgrove School, before going to Eton College, where he completed his secondary education.
As a teenager, Prince Harry was known for his love of sports, particularly rugby and polo. He also had a reputation as a “party prince”.
After graduating from Eton College in 2003, he took a gap year in which he worked on a cattle farm in Australia and visited orphanages in Africa.
King Charles’ youngest son enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2005. He excelled in his military training and went on to serve in Afghanistan as an Apache helicopter pilot. This period marked Harry’s transition to a dutiful and respected member of the royal family.
Today, Prince Harry is far from being the mischievous young redhead. He has matured into a devoted husband to Meghan Markle and a very attentive father to his son Archie and daughter Lilibet.
Although he no longer lives a royal life of public commitments and obligations, glimpses of the playful Prince Harry emerge from time to time.
Nearing his 40th birthday, he retains the energetic charm and likeability that have endeared him to millions since his childhood.