Prince Harry will today be celebrating his 34th birthday – his first birthday as a married man.
Thirty-four years ago on 15 September 1984, a young prince was born.
The younger brother of Prince William, the future King of England, and the second and youngest son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess Of Wales, Harry has grown up in the public eye.
Born Henry Charles Albert David, he became known as Harry to family and friends and the moniker soon stuck.
While it’s likely you’ve not been invited to Harry’s birthday party today, don’t fret: celebrate the red-headed royal’s birthday by taking a trip down memory lane with our vast collection of images documenting Harry’s life from birth to marriage.
Here, we give you, Prince Harry through the years…
A Prince is born
Harry was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, on 15 September 1984 at 4.20pm. He weighed 6lb 14oz.
It’s long been a royal family tradition for royal babies to be photographed for the first time in their mother’s arms on the steps of the Lindo Wing and Prince Charles and Diana, Princess Of Wales followed suit. They had stayed in hospital overnight, taking Harry – who was third in line to the throne at the time – home to Kensington Palace on Sunday 16 September.
Harry was baptised on Friday 21 December at St George’s Chapel, where, thirty-three years later, he went on to marry Meghan Markle.
Age 1 – Learning to crawl
By the age of one, Prince Harry had mastered the art of crawling.
Here, he is pictured in action at home in Kensington Palace on 4 October 1985, wearing a cute sailor-inspired outfit.
Age 2 – The cheekiness start to show
At two, it was clear from family photos that Harry was growing into the cheeky younger brother he is still seen as today.
Here, Harry is pictured at the start of the festive season on 1 December 1986 along with Prince William, Charles, Diana and their pet Jack Russell terrier Tigga, who was born the same year as Harry.
Age 3 – Off to nursery
Just one day after his third birthday in 1987, Prince Harry was heading to nursery.
On 16 September, Harry had his first day at Mrs Jane Mynors nursery school in London’s Notting Hill and was pictured confidently waving to paparazzi as he arrived in his cute matching blue uniform and Thomas The Tank Engine school bag.
What was that about him being cheeky?
Age 4 – First day at school
Just before his fifth birthday, Harry started primary school on 11 September 1989. And the pictures melted the nation.
Official photos were released of Harry and William stood on the steps of Wetherby School in their smart uniforms with matching hats and socks.
The cutest part of this moment is the way Harry is looking up adoringly at his big brother with a big smile on his face, while the ever-professional William looks straight on at the cameras to pose for the milestone moment.
Harry went on to attend Ludgrove School before enrolling at Eton College.
Age 5 – An army boy in the making
Prince Harry’s desire to work in the army may have been visible as early as when he was five-years-old.
Here, the now-sixth in line to the throne, sits in Army uniform and helmet while getting a tank ride during a visit to a British regiment in Germany on 1 January 1990.
Age 6 – One of many family trips to the slopes
The royals love a trip to the slopes and in April 1991, Harry enjoyed his first of many in Lech in Austria.
Here, the two princes sandwich their mother Diana as they ride a ski lift to the top of some slopes.
Harry is so besotted with the slopes, it’s believed he chose the plush resort of Verbier in the Swiss Alps for his stag do earlier this year, ahead of his wedding to Meghan Markle in May.
Age 7 – A prince in the public eye
Diana may have ensured her two boys grew up enjoying ‘normal’ activities – such as trips to Disneyland or playing hide and seek around their home – but Harry was still a prince in the public eye and he knew how to behave.
Here, suddenly looking like a mature young man, Harry acted the picture-perfect great-grandson for the Trooping The Colour in June 1992 at the age of seven, riding a carriage along with his mother and his great-grandmother, The Queen Mother.