(from the official website of the Monarchy www.royal.gov.uk)
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
Like Prince William, Prince Harry attended the VE and VJ commemorations in London in 1995. In November 1997 he accompanied
The Prince of Wales to South Africa, where he was able to go on safari before joining his father at a concert featuring the
Spice Girls and meeting President Nelson Mandela.
Prince Harry walked behind the cortege of his mother, The Princess of Wales, at her funeral in Westminster Abbey on 6 September
1997, accompanied by his brother, father, grandfather and uncle.
In 1998 both young Princes were with The Prince of Wales in Canada, for brief public appearances and a skiing holiday in
Whistler, British Columbia. Like his brother, Prince Harry is a keen skier.
In September 1998 Prince Harry started at Eton College, Windsor.
On 2 January 2000, Prince William and Prince Harry accompanied The Prince of Wales on a visit to Cardiff. They heard rap
music and dance as well as hymns and readings in Welsh and English at the Tabernacl and joined 60,000 people for a special
edition of the BBC's Songs of Praise at the Millennium Stadium.
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.
On 6 July 2004 Prince Harry, Prince William and their father, The Prince of Wales, accompanied The Queen and The Duke of
Edinburgh to the opening of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London.
In May 2005 Prince Harry entered Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to begin his training as an officer in the Army.
On 10 July 2005, Prince Harry accompanied The Queen and other members of the Royal Family to the national commemoration
of the end of the Second World War 60 years ago.
On 12 April 2006 Prince Harry was commissioned as an army officer. His grandmother, The Queen, was the Reviewing Officer
at the Passing Out Parade at Sandhurst.
Prince Harry has now joined the Household Cavalry, with the aim of becoming
an Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader at the forefront of British Army operations.