Prince Harry (real name: Henry Charlie Albert David) was born September 15, 1984 in London. The son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, he is third in line to succeed the British throne.
Like his older brother, Prince William, Harry studied at Eton College; while there, he excelled in spots, particularly polo and rugby.
After graduation, Harry spent a gap year traveling. He primarily lived in Australia; however, he also travelled to Lesotho, where he volunteered with orphaned children.
In 2005, Harry enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhust before joining the British military. In 2007, he served in Afghanistan on the front line. Upon his return home, he became a trained military helicopter pilot.
The prince made headlines for his “wild child” behavior at the time, including being caught smoking marijuana in 2002. He settled down, however, when he started dating Meghan Markle in 2016.
The pair tied the knot in May 2018 and welcomed a son named Archie on May 6, 2019. They stepped down from senior royal duties in January 2020. After relocating to California, they welcomed daughter Lilibet, named after Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, in June 2021.
Harry’s first book, a memoir titled Spare, was published in January 2023.