It is the 30th birthday of our naughty Prince Harry. Born as Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales on September 15, 1984, he is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Prince Harry was born in the same St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, central London where his elder brother Prince William and nephew, Prince George (Prince William and Kate Middleton's son) were also born. The younger Prince has made many headlines especially for the wrong reasons. He brawled with a paparazzi photographer, dabbled with cannabis, sparked outrage by dressing up as a Nazi and that is not all. Prince Harry even stripped off in Las Vegas during a racy game of billiards.
Did you know Prince Henry Charles Albert David Windsor, the second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana will receive £10million of his mother's fortune on his 30th birthday which is on 15th September, 2014. The inheritance mentioned in the will of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, is the same as that received by his older brother Prince William on his 30th birthday in 2012. The money comes from a trust fund bequeathed to her two sons (Harry and William) at the time of her death in 1997. In Diana's original will which was drawn up in 1993, the princess had stipulated that both princes would be entitled to their entire share of the capital on reaching 25.
As a teen, Prince Harry used to held parties at "Club H" in the cellar of Charles's country home Highgrove. Nicknamed as Spike, here are some interesting facts about Prince Harry on his 30th birthday which you must know.
Young Prince Harry was only called "Henry" when he had been "very, very naughty," reveals Prince Charles. His nickname is 'Spike'. His title is His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, but he is often called Prince Harry. Harry continues to use Wales as his surname for military purposes and is known as Captain Harry Wales in such contexts. Prince of Wales will receive a dukedom immediately prior to marriage just like his elder brother Prince William became Duke of Cambridge.
He studied geography, art history and art at A-Level. The decision to place Harry at Eton went against the Windsor family tradition as both Diana's father and brother had attended Eton. While Harry's grandfather, father, two uncles, and two cousins all attended Gordonstoun. He chose to join military and became Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals)after entering Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005.
Prince Harry has served in Afghanistan twice; first as a Forward Air Controller in 2007/08 and then as an Apache Pilot between September 2012 and January 2013.
After his mother Princess Diana died in a car crash, Prince Harry set up his Sentebale charity in memory of his mother to help AIDS orphans in Lesotho, southern Africa. He was 12 when his mother passed away and at the age of 21 he set up the charity for her.
Foundation With Brother
The Royal Foundation is set up by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It focuses on helping young people, raising awareness and support for the Armed Forces, and championing conservation work.
Prince Harry was born in the same St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, central London where his elder brother Prince William and nephew, Prince George were born.
The younger Prince has made many headlines especially for the wrong reasons. He brawled with a paparazzi photographer, dabbled with cannabis, sparked outrage by dressing up as a Nazi and that is not all. Prince Harry even stripped off in Las Vegas during a game of billiards.