TEMPO.CO, London – 38 years ago today, September 15, Prince Harry, grandson of the late Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Sussex, was born.
Prince Harry is the younger brother of Prince William and the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. Here are some facts about popular princes of the British Empire, which were quoted from various sources.
- Founder of sports competition
According to the Britannica website, Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for war-wounded and disabled veterans and soldiers. The competition debuted in London in 2014.
As with the Paralympics, the competition categories at the Invictus Games include athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball and rugby, sitting volleyball, cycling, rowing and swimming. Quoted from royal.uk, the background to the establishment of this sports competition was when Prince Harry traveled to the United States in 2013, when he saw how the Warrior Games could make the sport a vehicle that could help the recovery of wounded veterans. Physical, emotional and social both physically and mentally.
According to the royal.uk page, Prince Harry served in the army for ten years. Early in his career, Prince Harry passed the Regular Commission Board (RCB), the qualification required to train at Sandhurst, in September 2004. Following this, Prince Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005 to begin his training as an officer cadet. .
Prince Harry (right) shakes hands with Russell Smith, a local resident of the Ugubun community, during a visit to the headquarters of the Australian Army North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) in the Kununurra region, Darwin, April 20, 2015. AP/Oliver Carter
On January 25, 2006, Clarence House announced that Prince Harry would join the Blues and Royals. After successfully completing his training, Prince Harry was commissioned as an army officer on Wednesday, 12 April 2006. Then, on 28 February 2008, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that Prince Harry had served with the British Army in Helmand, Afghanistan for over two months. .
As children, Princess Diana took Prince William and Harry to a homeless project and AIDS ward in the hope that they would understand people’s feelings, insecurities, hopes and dreams. Not only that, but Princess Diana would take them on public transport, to fast food restaurants or in line to go to Disney World.
Although he is widely known as Prince Harry, his full name is Henry Charles Albert David. He was also nicknamed Spike Wells by his friends and defense officers from Scotland Yard, citing the pages of Britain magazine. His mother, the late Princess Diana, often nicknamed him Little Spike.
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