Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Prince Harry
Duke of Sussex (more)
Prince Harry smiling
The Duke of Sussex in 2019
BornPrince Henry of Wales
(1984-09-15) 15 September 1984 (age 36)
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Spouse
(m. 2018)
IssueArchie Mountbatten-Windsor
Names
Henry Charles Albert David
HouseWindsor
FatherCharles, Prince of Wales
MotherLady Diana Spencer
SignaturePrince Harry's signature
Military career
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service2005–2015 (active service)
RankSee list
Service number564673
UnitBlues and Royals
662 Squadron
3 Regiment
Army Air Corps
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
 • Operation Herrick
AwardsOperational Service Medal for Afghanistan

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,[fn 1] KCVO, ADC (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984[1]) is a member of the British royal family. As the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, he is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.

Born in St Mary's Hospital, London, Harry was educated at Wetherby School, Ludgrove School, and Eton College. He spent parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho, then underwent officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned as a cornet into the Blues and Royals, serving temporarily with his brother Prince William and completed training as a troop leader. In 2007–2008, Harry served for over ten weeks in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–2013 with the Army Air Corps. In June 2015, he resigned from the army.

Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014 and remains the patron of its foundation. He also gives patronage to several other organisations, including the HALO Trust and Walking With The Wounded.[2] To encourage people to open up about their mental health issues, Harry, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, initiated the mental health awareness campaign "Heads Together" in April 2016.[3]

In 2018, he was made Duke of Sussex prior to his wedding to American actress Meghan Markle. Their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born in 2019. They are expecting a daughter in the summer of 2021. In January 2020, the couple stepped down as senior members of the royal family and moved to the Duchess's native Southern California. In October 2020, they launched Archewell Inc., an American public organisation that focuses on non-profit activities and creative media ventures.[4][5]
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  1. ^ "Prince Harry". The Royal Household. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Patronages". Prince Harry. British Royal Family. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ Samuelson, Kate (25 August 2017). "How Princes William and Harry Are Carrying on Causes Close to Princess Diana's Heart". Time magazine. Archived from the original on 7 June 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ "About Archewell". Archewell. Retrieved 31 December 2020. We do this through our non-profit work within Archewell Foundation 501(c)(3), in addition to creative activations through the business verticals of audio and production.
  5. ^ "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Nod to Princess Diana in Archewell Website Update". Town & Country. Retrieved 31 December 2020.