Prince Harry facts: Duke of Sussex's age, wife, children, parents, net worth and more revealed

3 May 2023, 16:02

Prince Harry
Prince Harry. Picture: Getty

Prince Harry grew to become one of the most popular members of the Royal Family.

In recent years, Harry has become somewhat estranged from his family, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex.

In 2023, he released his controversial memoir, Spare, and has regularly criticised his family on various TV shows, podcasts and media appearances. However, he still appears at major royal events, including his father's Coronation in 2023.

From his military background to his relationship with Meghan Markle, here's all the big facts:

  1. How old is Prince Harry?

    Prince Harry in 2016
    Prince Harry in 2016. Picture: Getty

    Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984. He celebrated his 38th birthday in 2022.

    Harry's full name is Henry Charles Albert David. He is also known as Prince Henry of Wales.

    Royals don't tend to use a last name, but all descendants of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II (excluding females who marry), technically have the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

  2. Who are Prince Harry's parents?

    Diana, Harry, William and Charles in 1985
    Diana, Harry, William and Charles in 1985. Picture: Getty

    Prince Harry was the second child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, making him the third in line to the throne at the time of his birth.

  3. When and how did Prince Harry meet Meghan Markle?

    Meghan and Harry in 2018
    Meghan and Harry in 2018. Picture: Getty

    According to the couple, they met on a blind date, arranged by a mutual friend in London in July 2016. She had been doing press for the TV show Suits in the UK.

    "I didn’t know much about him and so the only thing that I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was — I had one question. I said, ‘Well, is he nice?’ Because if he wasn’t kind, then it didn’t seem like it would make sense," she said.

    Harry, Meghan and Archie
    Harry, Meghan and Archie. Picture: Getty

    They announced their engagement in late 2017, with a wedding on May 19, 2018.

    The couple's son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born in 2019. Meghan welcomed a second child, daughter Lilibet, in 2021.

  4. How tall is Prince Harry?

    Prince Harry is 1.86m or 6ft 1in tall. He is slightly shorter than his brother Prince William, who is 1.89m or 6ft 2in tall.

  5. What is Prince Harry's net worth?

    Prince William and Prince Harry both have an estimated net worth of £28m, according to The Richest.

  6. What was Prince Harry's military rank?

    Prince Harry at the military base of Bardufoss
    Prince Harry at the military base of Bardufoss. Picture: Getty

    Prince Harry was commissioned as a cornet (second lieutenant) into the Blues and Royals, and served temporarily with his brother Prince William, and completed his training as a troop leader.

    In 2007–2008, he served for over ten weeks in Helmand, Afghanistan, but was pulled out after an Australian magazine revealed his presence.

    He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012-13 with the Army Air Corps. He left the army in June 2015.