Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,[fn 2] KCVO, ADC (Henry Charles Albert David;[fn 1] born 15 September 1984

) is a member of the British royal family. As the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, he is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.

Born in St Mary’s Hospital, London, Harry was educated at Wetherby School, Ludgrove School, and Eton College. He spent parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho, then underwent officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned as a cornet into the Blues and Royals, serving temporarily with his brother Prince William and completed training as a troop leader. In 2007–2008, Harry served for over ten weeks in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–2013 with the Army Air Corps. In June 2015, he resigned from the army.

Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014 and remains the patron of its foundation. He also gives patronage to several other organisations, including the HALO Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and Walking With The Wounded. To encourage people to open up about their mental health issues, Harry, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, initiated the mental health awareness campaign “Heads Together” in April 2016.

In 2018, he was made Duke of Sussex prior to his wedding to American actress Meghan Markle. The couple have a son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. In 2020, the couple stepped down as senior members of the royal family and moved to the Duchess’s native Southern California. In October of that year, they launched Archewell Inc., an American public organization that focuses on non-profit activities and creative media ventures.

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