Prince Henry of Wales, better known as Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family. The son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, he is the sixth in line of succession to the British throne, pending his brother, Prince William, having more children. He’s also made headlines for his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle, with Kensington Palace announcing their May 2018 wedding. Let’s take a look at his life over the years, starting with his net worth.
Prince Harry Net Worth: £28.7 million
According to estimates, Prince Harry’s net worth is estimated to be as much as £28.7 million, or $40 million in American dollars. Let’s take a look at his life over the years.
The Early Years
Harry was born the second child of Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to Queen Elizabeth II, and Diana, Princess of Wales, after his brother, Prince William, and was baptized as Henry Charles Albert David. Throughout his childhood, Diana wanted her sons to have broad experiences, taking them to places ranging from Disney World to homeless shelters. Joining in on their parents’ official duties became a priority at an early age and so Harry and William accompanied their parents on official visits as early as 1985, during a tour of Italy. In 1996, Harry’s parent’s divorced; the following year, his life was shaken when his mother died in a car crash in Paris when he was just 12 years old.
After attending Ludgrove School, Harry was admitted to Eton College, upon passing the entrance exams, defying the family tradition of attending Gordonstoun School. By 2003, he finished his education with two A-Levels, after which he took a gap year that involved spending time in Australia. By 2005, however, he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, completing his officer training within a year. By 2008, he reached two years’ seniority and was promoted to lieutenant, after it was announced two years prior that his unit was scheduled to be deployed in Iraq. For his service, Harry was presented with an Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan by his aunt, Princess Anne, at the Combermere Barracks in May 2008.
By 2011, Harry was promoted to captain; the same year, the following year saw his second deployment to Afghanistan as part of the 100-strong 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps. In early 2014, Harry launched Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women. By 2015, it was announced that he would leave the Armed Forces in June. In 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed that Harry was in a relationship with American actress Meghan Markle, with the two making their first public appearance the following year. Towards the end of 2017, their engagement was officially announced, with the wedding planned for St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 19 May 2018.