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    • In May 2009, Prince Harry made his first official trip overseas to New York City and competited in a charity polo game, and visited the former site of the World Trade Center.

    • When Prince Harry turned 18, he started to attend royal engagements on his own. His first one was to meet with young offenders involved in an charity associated with Great Ormond Street Hospital, which happened to be one of his mother's favorite charities.

    • Prince Harry's interests include listening to music, off-road motor biking, and playing rugby and polo.

    • Prince Harry founded a charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho called Sentebale to help orphans in the African country. He is the joint patron of the charity.

    • In May 2005, Prince Harry entered Sandhurst Military Academy, to train for 44 weeks before he enters the British army.

    • Prince Harry was promoted from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant on April 13, 2008.

    • In Afghanistan, Prince Harry spent more than two months with the British Army.

    • In 2001, Harry was named 'Best Dressed Brit' after wearing a lavender pin-striped tie with a dark suit for his grandfather, Prince Philip's, 80th birthday.

    • When Harry was born, Alan Jay Lerner, the lyricist for 'My Fair Lady,' was commissioned to write an official lullaby for Harry. The lullaby was titled, "Brocades and Coronets."

    • Harry's nickname is Ginger.

    • To commemorate Harry's 21st birthday, the Royal Mint issued a £5 coin with the image of Harry wearing a sweater and an open necked shirt along with his coat of arms given to him by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and had writing around the edge of the coin which read,"H.R.H. Prince Henry of Wales". There were only 10,000 limited edition coins made.

    • In November 2001, Harry took part in Eton College's famous Eton Wall Game, which is Britain's oldest and most violent school game. Harry came out unscathed.

    • Harry offended Jews by dressing as a Nazi at a fancy dress party in January 2005. After he apologised, Prince Charles made him muck out a pigsty on one of his farms.

    • In November 2004, Harry posed with a water buffalo he had shot during a holiday in Argentina. This enraged animal lovers. Harry returned to London early from his holiday after rumours of a plot to kidnap him.

    • In October 2004, Harry lashed out at a photographer and had to be dragged away from the Pangaea nightclub by his minders. The photographer's face was bruised, but Harry escaped police action.

    • In October 2004, teacher Sarah Forsyth accused Harry of cheating in his Eton Art Exam. Harry was later exonerated by examiners.

    • In January 2002, Harry made headlines after reports he had called a French chef at his local pun a 'f**king frog'.

    • In January 2002, it was revealed Harry had been staging drinking and drug parties in his den at Highgrove.

    • Harry had a hernia operation in 1988.

    • Harry is reported to be expecting to deploy to Iraq in May 2007 as part of the 1st Mechanised Brigade of the 3rd (UK) Mechanised divison. But because of his Royal status, there is high concerns of his safety. As a result, he may be barred from serving with his regiment if they are deployed. He served from December to February, but his tour was cut short when his presence was reported by the media. In May 2008, he received a medal for his service, which was presented to him by his aunt, Princess Anne.

    • Harry made a documentary titled "The Forgotten Kingdom- Prince Harry in Lesotho" in 2004. In 2008, he began construction on the Thuso Centre in the Lesotho city of Butha Buthe. The center will assist children with mental and physical disabilities.

    • Harry attended all the same schools as his older brother, William.

    • If Harry was one day to become King and choose to use his birth name, Henry, then he would be King Henry IX.

    • Harry is a Cornet in the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry of the British Army.

    • Harry's godparents were his uncle the Duke of York, Lady Sarah Chatto, Lady Vestey, Mrs. William Bartholomew; the portrait painter, Mr. Bryan Organ; and Mr. Gerald Ward.

    • Harry spent part of his gap year doing charity work in South Africa. He also visited Australia and Argentina.

    • Harry is the great-great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Harry is the great grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (AKA the Queen Mother). He is the great-great grandson of King George V and Queen Mary and the great-great-great grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

    • In 2001, Harry was named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People."

    • Harry has 2 private secretaries to deal with his love letters from fans.

    • Harry has a wax sculpture of himself at the world famous Madame Tussaud's in London.

    • Harry registered to play polo under the name Harry Wales.

    • Prince Harry often joins his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William, in Switzerland for holiday ski vacations in the winter.

    • Harry is 6'2"

    • His grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave him his own unique coat of arms for his 18th birthday. The coat features a shield with a lion and unicorn on either side, with a coronet and small lion on the top. It has a scallop, which was inspired by the Spencer family coat, which is his mother's family.

    • Harry is an Anglican/Episcopalian.

    • In Janurary 2002, Harry admitted to smoking cannabis but sought rehabilitation afterwards and has insisted he hasn't used any illegal drugs since then.

    • Harry was christened on December 21, 1984 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie.

  • Quotes

    • Prince Harry: (About his military tour in Afghanistan) I enjoyed being out there, every element had something different about it but actually being out in the middle of nowhere, with the stars out, is just a fantastic place to be.It's hard to actually bring yourself back to reality and say, 'No I could actually get shot at any point' just because the area itself was so nice.

    • Prince Harry: (During a tenth anniversary tribute to his mother, Princess Diana) To us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world.

    • Prince Harry: (About his stepmother Camilla Parker Bowles) She's always been very close to me and William...She's not the wicked stepmother. She's a wonderful woman and she's made our father very, very happy which is the most important thing.

    • Prince Harry: (About continuing the work of his mother, Princess Diana) I want to carry on the things that she (Princess Diana) didn't quite finish. I have always wanted to, but was too young.

    • Prince Harry: (On building a school in Lesotho, Africa) Everything here is just so positive and fantastic. Once the project is finished, we hope to make another in the center [of the nation] and one in the south. The children of Lesotho, the vulnerable children of Lesotho, that's what we're working towards.

    • Nigel Blundell: (The royal biographer comments on Prince Harry) It's about time Harry grew up and realised his responsibilities. He might be the "spare" not the "heir" but we must always remember that it's not inconceivable that Harry could be king.

    • Harry: (About his charity work in Africa) I suppose it is one time when you can really use your name to raise money. And if I am going to use it for anything, what more of a better opportunity (than) to use it here.

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