recent years Harry has been closely watched in the tabloids regarding
his romantic relationship and possible marriage to South African
reports of a breakup between Harry and Chelsy were quickly followed
by more news and rumors about Harry's new relationship with new girlfriend Cressida Bonas. Also known as Cressie or "Dress Down Cress" the 24-year-old socialite is said to have a casual air and a personality to match the sometimes irreverent grandson of her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor on September 15, 1984,
and better known to friends and family as Harry, he is the second
son of Prince
Charles and the late Princess
was introduced to the world as the "shy one" of Charles
and Diana's two sons.
As Harry grew
up, the press was quick to point out his uncanny resemblance to
an admitted lover of Princess Diana, army officer Major
James Hewitt. The accusation was vehemently denied by Princess
Diana while she lived, as well as by Hewitt, who today continues
to refute the allegation that he may be Harry's father.
At 12, Harry
lost his mother to a tragic car crash in Paris, when both he and
brother William participated in escorting Princess Diana's coffin
through the streets of London to Westiminster Abbey.
the time, Harry was struggling academically, but passed entrance
exams to Eton College, the traditional school of the royals. He
eventually graduated in 2003.
All the while,
quiet Harry had grown to be a typically rambunctious teenager,
and on more than one occasion has attracted the attention of the
tabloid press for drug use, recklessness at sporting events, or
2005 photographs were beamed around the world depicting Harry's
attendance at a friend's party in full Nazi regalia, resulting
in a public
apology by Harry for his "poor choice" of party
following year, Harry and brother William were spotted by photographers
partying it up in a trendy London nightclub and in August
2007, the prince's reputation for hard drinking and frequent clubbing
was again at the center of an unflattering front page profile,
this time by Radar Magazine.
Cressida Bonas, girlfriend
of Prince Harry.
the fourth-in-line to the British throne (who has repeatedly and
publically claimed that he wanted no special treatment as an army
soldier) was apparently happy to be serving in Afghanistan in
2007 when news leaked of his presence on on the war front, and
was subsequently called home in 2008.
Harry is a
skilled polo player and an avid rugby fan. He has been romantically
linked in the past to Zimbabwean girlfriend Chelsy
Davy, with rumors swirling of an impending wedding, followed
by news of various breakups and reconciliations.
In 2009, Prince Harry was back in the headlines when he became
entitled to a part of the millions left to him by his mother Diana,
Princess of Wales. Harry came
into the personal fortune on his 25th birthday on September 15,
Harry is most currently romantically linked to socialite Cressida Bonas, with whom he is said to have had a steady relationship since 2012.