Prince Harry is the younger son of The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Henry Charles Albert David (always known as Prince Harry) was born on 15 September 1984 at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. He was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in December 1984 in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Prince Harry attended the same schools as his brother, Prince William. He started at Mrs Jane Mynors’ nursery school in London from September 1987, when he was three. In 1989 Prince Harry joined Prince William at Wetherby School, moving to Ludgrove School in Berkshire in September 1992. Like Prince William, Prince Harry attended the VE and VJ commemorations in London in 1995. Prince Harry celebrated his 18th birthday on 15 September 2002. To mark the occasion, Her Majesty the Queen gave the Prince his own unique Coat of Arms. In 2003 Prince Harry left school at Eton College with A Levels in Art and Geography. Prince Harry then left Britain to spend the first part of his gap year in Australia, followed by a stay in Africa, where he worked in an orphanage in Lesotho.
Upon his return from Africa in July 2004, Prince Harry began preparing for the Regular Commissions Board (RCB) exams, which he passed in September 2004. In May 2005 Prince Harry entered Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to begin his training as an officer in the Army. On 12 April 2006 Prince Harry was commissioned as an army officer. Prince Harry joined the Household Cavalry, and served in Afghanistan for more than two months from the end of 2007 to early 2008. He is now training to be a helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps. Although he is focusing on his military career, Prince Harry is Patron to a number of charities whose work he wants to support and Joint Founder and Patron of Sentebale, which helps children orphaned by AIDS in the poverty-stricken Lesotho in Southern Africa. www.princewilliamandprinceharry.org