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Prince Harry (His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales) is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was born 15 September 1984 and is third in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 Realms including Australia Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

His mother died in 1997. Prince Harry, then 13 walked  with his brother, father and grandfather  behind the funeral cortège from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey .
After schools and a gap year in Australia and Lesotho, where he worked with orphaned children and produced the documentary film The Forgotten Kingdom, Prince Harry, enlisted in the Army . He was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

The British Ministry of Defence and Clarence House made a joint announcement on 22 February 2007 that Prince Harry would be deployed with his regiment to the front line in Iraq  and served for 77 days on the front line in the Afghan War.  

To protect his unit from excessive attention by the enemy, the Department of Defence withdrew him after his presence was revealed by an Australian magazine.
 He is to be best man at his older brother Prince William's  wedding to Kate Middleton to Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011.

In October 2008, to pass the tests to fly military helicopters and was presented with his wings by his father on 7 May 2010.

Having since passed his Apache flying test, it is reported that he may return to Afghanistan.



...sense of duty permeates...


Washington Post correspondent, Marie Cocco wrote in the ContraCostaTimes on 1 March 2007, under this telling headline: “U.S. upper class more stuck up than Britain's royalty, ” that that it takes no nostalgia for the Crown to hear the honour in Prince Harry’s vow -- and to wince at the contrast with the US much larger force in Iraq, from which, she declares, the sons and daughters of the American well-heeled and the well-known are largely absent. 

She says this sense of duty in the Royal Family is no new thing.  Older generations remember it in the Second World War, when The King and The Queen, as well as the Royal Family, stayed with the people.  Prince Harry’s grandfather and his father saw distinguished service.  More recently, in the Falklands war, Prince Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew, also rode, or perhaps more correctly, flew into battle.

Prince Harry encapsulates a long standard in our Royal Family, a sense of service. This is complemented by a strong sense of charity, of helping those less fortunate than he.
 
 

 



Prince Harry joins the International Fleet Review 5 October, 2013 Print E-mail
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Prince Harry Arrives in Australia 4 Ocotober 2013 Print E-mail
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Warrior Prince to visit Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 27 September 2013

 Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the visit to Australia of the Warrior Prince.   

 

"I welcome the visit of Prince Harry to Australia next month.

Whilst Prince Harry visited Australia privately in his gap year in 2003, this will be his first official visit to Australia.


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Australians have great warmth towards members of the royal family."

 

''Members of the royal family have enjoyed being in Australia and that pleasure is amply reciprocated by the Australian people.

 

''As a member of the armed forces, Prince Harry has continued a long tradition of duty and service. His work and advocacy for numerous charitable organisations has also been an important focus of his public life.

 

''During his visit next month, Prince Harry will attend the International Fleet Review in Sydney to mark the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet into Sydney.

 

''Further details of the Prince’s visit will be released closer to the visit.

 

''I look forward to joining Prince Harry during his time in Australia.''

 

 

 

 

....HMAS Leeuwin....



Tim Barlass of The Sydney Morning Herald (24/9) reported

 

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Prince Harry to Australia? Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

According to reports in  News Limited newspapers in Australia in September, 2013, Prince Harry - fourth in line to the  throne - is expected to receive a "hats-off three cheers'' royal salute from thousands of sailors on Sydney Harbour next month.

As we reported here, similar reports circulated in Australia in March this year.

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Ian McPhedran and Charles Miranda say they understand that Prince Harry  will be accompanied by Governor-general Quentin Bryce when he takes the royal salute by sailing past some 40 warships on board a royal barge or another navy boat.

Referring to "well-placed sources'', they say the Prince is ''odds-on'' to be guest of honour at the Royal Australian Navy's centenary celebrations, however no official announcement will be made until a week before the gala event on Sydney Harbour between October 3 and 10.

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Prince Harry's charity trek Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Prince Harry has spent a night in a giant freezer in Nuneaton in preparation for a charity trek to the South Pole. The cold chamber simulates the freezing temperatures and high winds he will face during his 200-mile (320km) Antarctica trip later this year.

The 29-year-old will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against United States and Commonwealth groups in November, 2013.

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[Testing an immersion suit in Spitzbergen, 2011 - PA ]

 

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