Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son
The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor.
Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at 12 years old, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischevious grin, shock of red hair, and the occassional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he's grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters for the RAF. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother's footsteps with charity work--he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organziations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people.
With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.
Probably not. If what he’s doing is stuff that’s connected to his charitable interests and getting lost in Africa a little bit while he’s there. He’s not going to be living in Happy Valley in Kenya and having a high old time. His commitment to Sentebale seems pretty serious; I think he really means that to be his future, or a very large part of it; so if he combines a charity he cares a lot about and a continent he cares a lot about, maybe he never formally moves there but spends more and more
denied British citizenship. A Department of Trade investigation in 1989 into his takeover of Harrods had condemned him as a serial liar with “a capacity for fantasy.” What could have given a better two-fingered salute to the country that spurned him than for his son to be courting the Monarch’s ex-daughter-in-law and the mother of a future King? William and Harry were only too pleased to get away from the Fayed set-up—they were looking forward to Balmoral. They had not felt comfortable with
under the stars round the blazing fire. The whole trip was a great adventure. Out there in the bush, no one knew or cared who they were, and the press was nowhere to be seen. It was a revelation and a liberation for the Princes. The anonymity they enjoy there is a significant part of their passion for Africa to this day. MRS. PB The newspaper-reading public knew about Camilla Parker Bowles—more, probably, than she would have liked—but William and Harry knew surprisingly little. They knew their
that’s how they operate at the rough end. They would have called Chelsy a bitch and whore too—just as they did to Kate.” Kate was from a solidly decent and happy middle-class family who lived in the pretty Berkshire village of Bucklebury. William loved them. He loved the normality, loved the lack of butlers and footmen, loved sitting around a table with the family over Sunday lunch or walking the dog across the fields for a pint in the village pub. As an old friend of Diana’s says, after the
asked whether he and Diana were in love he had said, “Yes, whatever love is.” There was no need to even ask the question of William and Kate. Nervous though they were, their body language spoke for itself. The wedding on Friday 29 April was everything William and Kate wanted it to be—given that they couldn’t be married quietly in Bucklebury Church. “What we want,” William told his team, “is a personal day that’s going to be special to us. We want a day that is as enjoyable as possible, for as