Prince Henry Charles Albert David popularly known as Prince Harry was born on 15th September 1984 in St. Mary's Hospital in London, England. He is a member of the British Royal Family and is the younger son of King Charles III and Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Harry tied the knot with Meghan Markle in 2018 and the pair have two kids. Many people also refer to the Prince as the Duke Of Sussex.
Prince Harry Net Worth 2023
As per Celebrity Net Worth 2023, Prince Harry has a whooping net worth of nearly $60 million. Fans are often curious about the Royal prince's net worth for years now. Moreover, the eagerness skyrocketed following his decision to leave the British Royal Family back in January. One major chunk of the actor's net worth comes from the massive deal he and Meghan Markle signed with Netflix worth almost $100 million, which recently fell through.
Previously, The New York Times reported that the former Royal couple even entered into an agreement with Harry Walker Agency in June 2020 for speaking engagements. As surprising as it sounds the couple reportedly pocketed $1 million per speech. Other than that Prince Harry along with Meghan Markle has been involved in multiple programs on Apple TV+ and Disney Hotstar. Moreover, the Duke Of Sussex wrote a book, Spare that also became a hot topic of contention among the masses. Back when the book was released, the publisher promised donations of nearly $1.5 million.
Prince Harry's Early Life
Prince Harry was born in Paddington, London, in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital. He is King Charles III's and Diana, Princess of Wales's youngest son. He is the fifth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. He has one elder sibling Prince William. For his early education, Harry joined Wetherby School, Ludgrove School. Later on, the Duke pursued his further education at Eton College. Prior to starting his training at Royal Military Academy, he took a year off in Australia. Interestingly, Prince Harry grew up living a life very similar to others his age.
In order to help her sons have a life beyond the Monarch, Princess Diana made sure both Prince Harry and Prince William did activities similar to others their age. The duo often traveled in public transport, tried fast food restaurants, and even waited in line while visiting Disney. Interestingly, Prince Harry even started his Royal duties at an early age.
In September of 2004, Harry managed to clear the Regular Commissions Board exam. He began his initial years of army service at Royal Military Academy starting off as an Officer Cadet for Wales. Harry joined the academy four months after the actual joining date. Reports suggest that the Duke Of Sussex suffered a left knee injury prior to his joining and it took four months before he could completely recover.
It took the Prince nearly two years as he completed his officer training. He joined the Blues and Royals as a Cornet in the summer of 2006. A year later, the Duke of Sussex served in Iran initially before being deployed to Afghanistan. Prince Harry holds the major rank in the army and serves as Lieutenant commander in the navy and the airforce has given him the position of a Squadron leader.
Prince Harry's Royal Duties
It was when Prince Harry reached the age of 21 that his official duties commenced. In 2009, both he and Prince William were granted their own household by Queen Elizabeth. Three years later, we witnessed Prince Harry visit Belize to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as the lead. Following that Harry deeply involved himself in his Royal duties. He visited the Bahamas and Jamaica and met prime minister Portia Simpson as she was considering converting Jamaica to a republic. Prince Harry also attended the GREAT campaign held in Brazil.
In 2013, The Duke of Sussex made a trip to the United States for 6 days. The main agenda behind his visit was to increase awareness about war veterans both from the US and England. He even discussed his own charities and the interests of Great Britain. The next visit marked his first official trip to Australia after starting off his Royal Duties. 2014 saw the Duke of Sussex making an appearance at the conference of the Estonian Parliament and NATO military exercise. 2015 saw Prince Harry accompanying his father during his visit to Turkey.
While many of you might wonder why Prince Harry has left the monarch behind, he still has ties to the Royal Family. He is still considered to be the Duke of Sussex officially. Moreover, he also shares a good bond with his family despite his decision to leave. As reported by the PEOPLE, Queen Elizabeth still considered the pair to be a part of their family. Interestingly, the Duke still stands in the line of succession behind Prince William and his kids.
Prince Harry's Marriage and Family Life
It was in November 2017 when Prince Harry decided to take his relationship with Meghan Markle to the next step. The duo tied the knot in the spring of 2018 on May 19, at St. Geroge's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Their engagement took place earlier after the Duke proposed to the Suits actress in Kensington's Palace in London.
The Royal Couple made sure that the wedding lived up to the Monarch's standards. Harry gifted Markle an engagement ring courtesy of Cleave and Company who are also the Queen's court jewellers and medallists. It included the Botswana diamond along with two smaller diamonds from Princess Diana's collection.
The royal family has stated that the wedding will be free of charge. While the estimated costs for the cake and florist were almost 160,000 pounds, the food nearly cost 286,000 pounds. The total cost was nearly $30 million.
A year later, we saw the Royal Couple welcome their first child Archie, their eldest son. Following the birth of their firstborn, the couple's life took a whole different route. It was not long after taking on their official duties that the couple decided to start a new life leaving behind their Royal duties. The pair later relocated to California.
After a year of their decision to leave the Royal Family behind, the couple welcomed their second child Lilibet Diana on June 4, 2021. Lilibet was named after Queen Elizabeth, who had the same nickname while growing up, and the late Princess Diana. The use of the former monarch's name attracted quite a backlash from royal enthusiasts.
Prince Harry's Transition and New Ventures
Shortly after Prince Harry bid farewell to his royal duties, he stepped foot in multiple industries. The Sussexes confirmed in April 2020 that they would continue their charity endeavors after leaving the royal family through a new foundation called Archewell. The Sussexes gave a statement that the name of the Archewell Foundation was inspired by their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
To make sure they are able to manage their new business ventures, the couple went forward with a New York firm Sunshine Sachs to assist them in their future prospects. To monetize their public visits, the pair entered into an agreement with the Harry Walker agency. September 2020 was an incredibly fruitful month for the pair as Netflix offered them a contract of nearly $20 million.
In the meantime, the couple expanded their portfolios as they collaborated with Spotify to start their own podcasts. Back in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan increased their portfolio by becoming "impact partners" and investors with Ethic, a fintech asset manager in the fast-growing environmental, social, and governance arena.
In a list dominated by self-help books, Prince Harry's memoir Spare became one of the best-selling books of 2023. The book was published on January 11, 2023, and it provided insight into the workings of the British royal family. Spare quickly became the fastest-selling nonfiction book in the United States since 2004. It also earned one of the coveted top three best-sellers in its first week.
Prince Harry's Advocacy and Philanthropy
To assist South African country Lesotho's orphans, Prince Harry co-founded the charity Sentebale with Lesotho's Prince Seeiso in 2006. He and his older brother, Prince William, co-founded The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in 2009. The Foundation's three main goals are to provide counseling and support to underprivileged young people, to raise awareness about sustainable development and environmental protection, and to care for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
The nonprofit, which helps homeless veterans and their families, shared two photos of the royals helping with food packing and delivery. In February 2021, the Sussexes made a donation to Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas through the Archewell Foundation.
A lesser-known fact about the Prince is that he also volunteered for a veteran charity event held by Walker Family Events Foundation in 2020. He has often been very active in assisting soldiers wounded in Wars for which he even established Invictus Games. One cause dear to Prince Harry's heart is the assistance of wounded soldiers, so he founded the Invictus Games to help them overcome their emotional and physical injuries.
The Loveland Foundation is another branch of the Archwell Foundation. Its cause is to help Black Women suffering from mental health problems and make it more accessible for them. Moreover, the foundation attempts to make therapy sessions available for this who cannot reach out to a doctor otherwise.
Prince Harry's Personal Life and Hobbies
While Prince Harry may live most of his life in front of cameras, the Duke of Sussex leads an interesting life beyond it. One of the most loved activities of the duke is skiing. He is a huge fan of winter sports. Moreover, while growing up, he enjoyed hunting. The royal family has often been known for being avid hunters. A lesser-known fact about Prince Harry is that the Prince hates the social media app Twitter. As strange as it sounds, he does not even eat pizza.
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Prince Harry is also a keen supporter of sports. Under his name, the Invictus Games were founded back in 2014. The main aim of the event is to provide wounded war veterans both men and women a chance to participate in sporting activities. The event provides a wide multitude of sports ranging from alpine skiing to Nordic Skiing and also wheelchair curling.
Having always been the "rebel" Prince and dominating headlines from a young age for his activities, the Duke of Sussex continues his legacy first through Megxit and now with the way he and his wife capture headlines regularly. He may have stepped away from the royal family but at the core of all his actions is his family: his wife and children.
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Overview of Prince Harry
|15 September 1984
|Place of Birth
|London, England, UK
|Eton College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Defence Helicopter Flying School
|King Charles and late Princess Diana
|Approximately 160 lbs
|Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Diana Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor