Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have become an extremely popular and beloved royal couple. The pair have traveled the world together, attended events and concerts, and have even appeared in TV shows. They also stayed together while he was serving in the military.
As a cadet
Prince Harry served in the armed forces for 10 years and has been a vocal supporter of wounded servicemen. He founded the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded soldiers and service personnel.
After graduating from Sandhurst Military Academy, Prince Harry was commissioned as an officer. His father, Charles, served in the Royal Air Force. It was a tradition in the family.
Prince Harry entered the military at age 21 and has been a staunch supporter of wounded servicemen. During his first tour in Afghanistan, he was responsible for a troop of 11 soldiers. This was the first time a member of the royal family had been deployed into a combat zone.
A few days ago, a video of Prince Harry using a racial slur while at Sandhurst made the news. The news caught the attention of the public and a number of politicians. One of the first to condemn Harry was the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Another politician, Nick Clegg, said that the remarks were “unacceptable” and that they caused a “considerable amount of offence”. Other politicians condemned Harry on national television.
Harry’s father issued a statement on his behalf. However, Harry claims that his staff advised him against making the comments.
After the incident, prince Harry made a video to show a colleague and sold the footage to News of the World. They later published the clip on their website.
At the time of the incident, prince Harry was an officer cadet at Sandhurst. He later joined Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry.
In 2007, a year before his official deployment to Iraq, prince Harry served in Afghanistan. He was a forward air controller.
As a lieutenant
It’s no secret that the Duke of Sussex spent several years in the military. He served as a lieutenant for seven and a half years, and a captain for another two years. This caused a huge amount of controversy.
Prince Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005. During his training, he took part in a course called Troop Leaders’ Course. The course included instruction in signals, gunnery, and maintenance.
After completing the course, he commanded a troop of 11 soldiers. In September, he passed the Regular Commissions Board qualification. As a result, he was commissioned as an Army officer.
Following his commissioning, Harry began his training as an Apache pilot for the Army Air Corps. His first assignment was at the Defence Helicopter Flying School in RAF Shawbury. During his tour of Afghanistan, he worked as a forward air controller in missions against the Taliban.
In 2012, he was promoted to helicopter gunner, and in 2013 he returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment. Before his tour of Afghanistan, he was a helicopter co-pilot.
Despite his career in the military, he has kept a large number of military-related organizations close to his heart. He is a patron of Walking With The Wounded, the HALO Trust, and Well Child. And he has also helped create the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded service members.
During his time in the army, he received a Major, a Lieutenant, a Squadron Leader, and a Captain. But he was stripped of his honorary rank in the Navy and the Royal Air Force.
Eventually, the news of his presence in Afghanistan made headlines in Britain and the United States. In the spring of 2008, he was stationed at the Forward Operating Base Delhi.
As a royal couple
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a home in Canada, they’ve made a few public appearances in the UK. They were seen with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
The two have been known to enjoy a little friendly competition, whether it be at a golf tournament or a 50-meter race. In February, they were also spotted laughing at a Trooping the Colour.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s most recent joint venture has not been without its share of controversy. Both were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Despite their friendship, the duo was allegedly unable to make it work.
In fact, reports suggest the relationship did not last long. Some say Prince Harry’s family felt that the relationship would not endure. He was reportedly told by a senior royal staffer that it would be a bad look to get help. This led to a series of incidents.
When asked if he and his brother were the smartest pair in the room, Prince William gave his standard retort: “We are.”
However, while there are no plans to see one another in the near future, the duo are on a royal tour of Canada this week. They’re expected to meet with members of the Canadian public, and also attend the Earthshot Prize awards.
On the other hand, it appears that Prince Harry and Kate have been able to maintain a healthy, happy relationship in the UK. After all, their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are being raised with the highest regard.
It’s unclear if Harry and Kate have been keeping in touch, but they have shared a few sweet moments with each other. At a service for Queen Elizabeth II, they were able to smile at each other.
As the duke of Sussex
Prince Harry is a British prince, and the fifth in the line of succession to the British throne. He is also known as His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex.
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The dukedom of Sussex was created to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. It is the highest title on the British peerage list.
As the duke of Sussex, Prince Harry has multiple sources of income. He is Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving, and is president and vice-president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have two children. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born in 2019. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor was born in 2021. She is the second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Harry was a top tier athlete in Rugby Union and Polo. He also served in the British Army for two tours in Afghanistan.
Previously, he had been labeled a royal rebel. But he has been a very popular member of the royal family. In addition to his patronage with sports organizations, he has been a great supporter of animal rights and has written a memoir.
Before his wedding, Prince Harry was rumored to have been given the title of Duke of Sussex. However, his wife, Meghan, was a bit uncomfortable with the press. Her first meeting with Kate Middleton was awkward.
After the wedding, the couple made five engagements in Sussex, visiting Peacehaven in East Sussex, and Chichester and Brighton in West Sussex. Afterward, the pair moved to Southern California in October 2020.