Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As such, he is third in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 independent countries, though he is resident in and most directly involved with the United Kingdom.
After an education at various schools around the United Kingdom and spending parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho, Harry, unlike his elder brother, Prince William, eschewed a university education in favour of following in the footsteps of various royal men by enrolling in the military. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry Regiment – serving temporarily with his brother – and completed his training as a tank commander. He served for 77 days on the front line in the Afghan War, although he was pulled out following publication of the story in an Australian magazine
Various news sources have confirmed that Prince Harry will serve as the best man at his older brother Prince William's April 2011 wedding.
Full Name at Birth
Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor
Prince Harry of Wales
Prince Henry of Wales
Date of Birth
Prince of the United Kingdom
Claim to Fame
Princess Diana and Prince Charles's youngest son
Other Family Members