Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

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Prince Harry in 2011

Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15th September 1984), usually known as Prince Harry, is fifth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom and other countries. He is the younger son of Charles III and Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as grandson of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Formally His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, Harry was born in London. He was privately educated, but unlike his older brother Prince William he chose not to go to university, instead entering the British Armed Forces. He briefly saw action in the Afghan War, and aside from his military career is also involved in charity work. He was known as Harry Wales during his service as a military officer.

In 2017 his engagement was announced to Meghan Markle, an American humanitarian worker and former actress. On the morning of his wedding, 19th May 2018, he was granted the peerages of Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

The couple had a son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, now known as Prince Archie, on 6th May 2019, and a daughter, Princess Lilibet, on 4th June 2021.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to step down from their public roles as members of the Royal Family in March 2020, and now live in the United States. As such, they no longer represent the Queen at official functions. However, the Duke remains 6th in line to the throne.

On March 7, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviewed the duke and duchess extensively about their move on American television. During the widely-watched interview, the royal couple described alleged racism on the part of some members of "the firm", the management team for British royalty. The interview evoked massive discussion on both sides of the pond, especially in the United States during a year when engrained racism has been at the forefront of public attention.