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Royal Insider: Prince Harry's Life in Photos

Privilege, tragedy, and now love have defined the life of this beloved royal.
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As a member of the British royal family, there are few moments in Prince Harry's life that have not been recorded by a camera. Now his engagement to Meghan Markle has put him at the center of the spotlight, and his upcoming wedding in May is sure to yield iconic moments. Here is look back at some of the best highlights from Prince Harry's life.

SEPTEMBER 1984


Henry Charles Albert David was born on the afternoon of September 15, 1984. His parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana left St. Mary's Hospital in London with their newborn son on September 16.

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DECEMBER 1984


A three-month-old Prince Harry and Princess Diana on the day of his christening.

OCTOBER 1985


Prince Harry, 1, plays the piano at home in Kensington Palace.

JULY 1986


Prince William And Prince Harry with their parents in the gardens of Highgrove House.

JUNE 1988


Prince Harry, 3, sticks his tongue out during the Trooping the Colour ceremony from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

DECEMBER 1988


Prince Harry, 4, dresses as a shepherd for the Christmas play in his school.

SEPTEMBER 1989


Prince Harry, 5, and his brother Prince William, 7, on Harry's first day of school at Wetherby School in London.

APRIL 1991


Prince Harry skiing in Austria at age 6.

JUNE 1991


Prince Harry competes in a sack race at school.

JULY 1993


Prince Harry, 9, visits the barracks of the light dragoons in Hanover, Germany.

AUGUST 1995


Prince Harry, 10, celebrates the Queen Mother's 95th birthday with his brother, Prince William, and father, Prince Charles.

1995


Princess Diana and Prince Harry during VJ day celebrations.

SEPTEMBER 1997


Prince William, 15, and Prince Harry, 12, stand outside of Westminster Abbey at the funeral of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The ceremony took place on September 6, 1997, nine days before Harry's 13th birthday.

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SEPTEMBER 1997


Prince Harry, together with his brother, his father, his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his uncle, Charles Spencer, walked behind his mother's casket as part of the funeral procession.

NOVEMBER 1997


Prince Harry, 13, and Prince Charles visit a Zulu village in South Africa.

SEPTEMBER 1998


On the cusp of 14, Prince Harry leaves his school house for his first day at Eton College wearing the traditional Eton tail coat.

JUNE 1999


Prince William, 16, Prince Harry, 14, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, for the wedding of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The ceremony took place two days before Prince William's 17th birthday.

NOVEMBER 2003


Prince Harry, 19, celebrates Britain's Rugby World Cup win over Austalia with coach Clive Woodward.

MARCH 2004


Prince Harry, 19, with a young orphan at the Mants'ase Children's Home in southern Africa.

SEPTEMBER 2004


Prince Harry, 20, teaches rugby to school children in Walsall, England.

APRIL 2005


Prince Harry, 20, and his brother Prince William salute their father Prince Charles after his wedding to Camila Parker-Bowles.

JUNE 2005


Prince Harry marches with fellow army cadets at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England.

APRIL 2006


Queen Elizabeth II smiles at Prince Harry, 21, as she inspects soldiers at their passing-out Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst.

APRIL 2007


Prince Harry, 22, and then-girlfriend Chelsy Davy attend a ICC World Cup Cricket match.

JULY 2007


Kanye West, Prince Harry, and P. Diddy attend a party at Wembley Stadium following the Concert for Diana event, which the Princes organized to celebrate the life of their mother.

JANUARY 2008


Prince Harry, 23, photographed in Afghanistan while serving in the British military.

MAY 2009


Prince Harry, 24, pays his respects at Ground Zero in New York City during the official naming of the British Gardens.

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APRIL 2011


Prince Harry, 26, in procession to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey where his brother, Prince William's, Royal Wedding was held.

JULY 2011


Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry after Harry's cousin Zara Phillips's wedding to Mike Tindall.

MAY 2013


Prince Harry, 28, visits wounded U.S. veterans undergoing physical therapy in Bethesda, Maryland.

JUNE 2013


Prince Harry, 28, Kate Middleton, and Prince William attend the Queen's annual birthday ceremony, the Trooping the Colour.

DECEMBER 2013


Prince Harry lead a team of 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia on a trek in Antarctica. As part of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013, of which Harry was patron, participants raced across three degrees to the South Pole.

MARCH 2014


Prince Harry, 29, at the launch of the Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel in the U.K. Harry brought the Games to England after attending the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013.

DECEMBER 2014


Prince Harry shows children a photograph he has taken during a visit to a night school for "herd boys" that was constructed by in Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of Sentebale, the charity he c0-founded to provide healthcare and education to vulnerable children in the the South African nation.

APRIL 2015


Prince Harry, or Captain Wales as he was known in the British Army, ended his military career with a month long secondment to the Australian Defence Force in barracks in Australia.

MAY 2015


Prince Harry scored the winning goal on the final buzzer as captain of the New Zealand team playing an All Stars team in an exhibition match to promote FIFA Under 20 World Cup at the Cloud in Auckland, New Zealand.

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MAY 2016


Prince Harry, 31, with Michelle Obama at the opening ceremony of the third Invictus Games in Orlando.

NOVEMBER 2016


Prince Harry, 32, marches in the Fields of Remembrance ceremony.

DECEMBER 2016


Rihanna and Prince Harry, 32, attend the Man Aware event held by the Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission.

APRIL 2017


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prince Harry, 32, converse at the commemorative service at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

MAY 2017


Prince Harry, 32, and Barack Obama pose for a picture after a meeting at Kensington Palace.

JULY 2017


Prince Harry, 32, playing polo at a charity match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Cirencester, England.

SEPTEMBER 2017


Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, attend a tennis match for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.

SEPTEMBER 2017


The Prince goofs around with the young daughter of an Invictus Games athlete.

NOVEMBER 2017


Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36, pose for an official photocall to announce their engagement at the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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