Prince Harry’s biographyPrince Harry, unlike his brother, William, was never known for the exemplary conduct and stiffness, intrinsic for people of royal descent. Prior to marrying a Hollywood beauty, Britain’s darling’s antics were constantly documented by tabloid journalists: he served in the military and stole the hearts of millions of women from different parts of the world.
Childhood and familyHenry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor, the youngest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, was born on 15 September 1984 at St Mary's Hospital in London, where his older brother, Prince William was born two years earlier.
A ginger troublemaker immediately became the object of the paparazzo’s constant attention. And as soon as Harry grew up, he has deemed a «wild child» and became the center of scandalous articles and love triangles.
In 1998, Prince Harry was admitted to Eton College, the same place his brother studied. In college, the member of the Royal family earned a reputation of a troublemaker and graduated in 2003 with very modest achievements. He later told his father that it was at college that he first tried marijuana, started smoking, and got a taste for alcohol. How much of these claims are true is still unknown but Harry’s sports accomplishments suggest otherwise: he was considered the best player on his rugby team in college, played cricket, and was an excellent swimmer. He also voluntarily enlisted in cadet corps where he received basic military training, which would be an extremely difficult thing to do for an alleged wimp and stoner.
Adult life. Britain’s sweetheartIn 2004, Prince Harry became interested in charity. After graduating from college, he initially took over his mother’s campaign for a worldwide ban on landmines, and at the beginning of 2005 went to Lesotho, where he worked in an orphanage. Prince Harry co-founded a charity, Sentebale: The Princes' Fund for Lesotho, and became the author of a documentary about the hardships of the majority of children living in various African countries.
On returning home, Harry launched Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for servicemen and women injured during their service. In 2015, he visited the USA and met with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, who helped draw the attention of the American public to the games, which took place in 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Prince Harry’s personal lifeUp until 2017, Prince Harry was the ultimate dream man for women all over the world despite his flippancy and a great number of ex-girlfriends. Harry dated actresses, models, singers, and television presenters.
Prince Harry todayAlthough Prince Harry has settled down, he appears on the pages of various tabloids just as often as he did before. However, today Harry is mostly presented in a positive light, as the man continuing all the charitable actions, initiated by his mother, and as the Royal, performing his representative functions in accordance with the traditions of the parliamentary monarchy.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in April 2019. While the gender of the baby has not been revealed yet, according to some sources, the names have already been chosen: Diana for a girl, and Arthur for a boy. The happy parents-to-be have chosen the godparents as well – Jessica Mulroney, Meghan’s close friend and stylist, and Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry’s friend. By the way, Nicholas is also a godfather of Prince Louis, the youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
In September 2020, Netflix struck a $ 150 million deal with the couple to produce documentaries, feature films, and children's programs. At the beginning of 2021, the process of addition of royal duties was completed - this was also confirmed at Buckingham Palace.