Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will turn 34 on Saturday, September 15.

This will make him three years younger than the Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who celebrated her 37th birthday on August 4.

Meghan spent her birthday this year at the wedding of one of Harry’s best friends – Charlie van Straubenzee, who was married to Daisy Jenks.

Details of how the Prince plans to celebrate his day have not been revealed, but there’s little doubt it’ll be a special one, the first he’ll celebrate as a married man.

A look at Prince Harry’s life so far

Prince Harry, the second son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital at 4.20pm in 1984.

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On December 21, 1984, he was baptised Henry Charles Albert David at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle – where he later walked down the aisle as an adult for his wedding to Meghan Markle.

Harry has one older brother, Prince William, and is uncle to William and Kate Middleton’s three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

He is sixth in line of succession to the British throne.

Harry went to school in the UK, and spent part of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho.

Harry has had some real challenges thrown at him, not least the loss of his beloved mother at the age of 12.

He developed a reputation in his youth for being rebellious, labelled a ‘wild child’ by the tabloids.

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But he soon turned it around, undergoing officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, after which he was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Blues and Royals, serving with William for a while.

After completing his training as a troop leader he served for more than two months in Afghanistan, but was forced to pull out after an Australian magazine blew his cover.

He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–13 with the Army Air Corps.

He left the army in June 2015.

Since then, Harry has dedicated his life to charity work.

In 2014, he launched the Invictus Games, a sporting event for injured or sick service personnel and veterans.

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He also gives patronage to several other organisations, including the HALO Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Walking With The Wounded, and Sentebale.

In 2017 Harry was officially appointed the new president of African Parks, a conservation NGO which has undertaken one of the largest elephant relocations in history.

In April 2018, Harry was appointed Commonwealth youth ambassador, his highest-profile public role to date.

In the same month, Harry was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine.

On May 19, he married American actress Meghan Markle, and the two will embark on their first major tour next month, encompassing Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

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