Harry was born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, England, on 15 September 1984. He was baptised at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Harry's godparents were Prince Andrew (his uncle); Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (his cousin).
Prince Harry is younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and fourth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Like his father and elder brother, Harry was educated at public schools in London. In 1998, after passing the entrance exams, he was admitted to Eton College, where he studied geography, art history, and art at A-Level. In June 2003, he completed his education at Eton. He excelled in sports, particularly polo and rugby .
After graduation, Harry took a gap year, during which he spent time in Australia, working (as his father had done in his youth) on a farm and participating in the Young England against Young Australia Polo Test Match. He also travelled to Lesotho, where he worked with orphaned children and produced the documentary film “The Forgotten Kingdom”.
Prince Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2005. Within a year, in April 2006, he completed his officer's training and was commissioned as a Cornet in the Blues and Royals. By April 2008, Harry was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
At the age of 21, Prince Harry was appointed as a Counsellor of State, and began his royal duties by first serving in that capacity when the Queen was abroad to attend the 2005 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta.
Prince Harry decided to follow his father’s footsteps by taking up the sport of Polo.Sports have also been a way that Harry has helped charities and other organizations, such as when he trained as a Rugby Development Officer for the Rugby Football Union in 2004 and then coached students in schools in order to encourage them to learn the sport.
Prince Harry has spent much of his free time in sporting activities….
playing competitive polo…
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