In Pictures: 35 photos to mark Harry’s 35th birthday

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The Duke of Sussex is celebrating his birthday, so here’s 35 photos to mark Harry’s 35 years.

The Prince and Princess of Wales’s youngest son was born at 4.20pm on September 15 1984, weighing 6lb 14oz.

He came into the world at the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London, in the same room where older brother Prince William was born two years earlier.

Newborn Harry
The Prince and Princess of Wales following the birth of their second son, Prince Harry (PA)

He was named Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, but the Waleses announced he was to be known as Harry.

Prince Harry carried by Diana at airport
Prince Harry in May 1985 (PA)

The youngster was also a regular on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour and was pictured in 1986, pursing his lips and puffing out his cheeks as he watched the celebrations with Diana and William.

Trooping the Colour 1986
Harry, aged nearly two, pulls a face on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Lady Davina Windsor, Prince William, Princess Michael of Kent and the Princess of Wales (PA)

Harry had a hernia operation at Great Ormond Street in 1988 when he was just three.

He was seen heading back to nursery, wearing striped bermuda shorts and a leather bomber jacket, after recovering from the surgery.

Harry aged three
Three-year-old Prince Harry on his first day back at nursery after a hernia operation (PA)

Harry as a pageboy
Harry as a pageboy at the wedding of his uncle Viscount Althorp and Victoria Lockwood in 1989 (Tony Harris/PA)

Harry and Beatrice
Prince Harry, on his sixth birthday, puts his hand over the mouth of two-year-old Princess Beatrice (Martin Keene/PA)

Harry had already become known for greeting photographers by sticking his tongue out.

Harry at the Portland
Prince Harry pulls a face at the media while his mother talks to the Duke of York after they visited the Duchess of York in hospital following the birth of Princess Beatrice (Martin Keene/PA)

In Toronto
William and Harry in baseball caps given to them by the crew of the Canadian frigate HMCS Ottowa in Toronto in 1991 (Martin Keene/PA)

Harry in 1991
The prince arriving for a school carol concert at St Matthew’s church, London, in 1991 (Martin Keene/PA)

Prince Harry Visits Barracks of the Light Dragoons – Hanover, Germany
Harry rides in a tank in Hannover, Germany (Martin Keene/PA)

The Waleses on William’s first day at Eton in 1995 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Charles and Diana separated in 1992 and finally divorced in 1996.

Royalty – Prince Harry – Klosters, Switzerland
Eleven-year-old Harry in Klosters, Switzerland, in 1996

Harry was only 12 when Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.

His openness in recent years about how he battled to cope and how he came close to a “complete breakdown” after not talking about his mother’s death has won plaudits from mental health charities.

Diana's funeral
The princes bow their heads as their mother’s coffin is taken out of Westminster Abbey following her funeral (Adam Butler/PA)

Two months after Diana was killed, Harry joined his father on tour in South Africa, meeting the Spice Girls and Nelson Mandela.

Harry and the Spice Girls
Harry with Spice Girls Mel B, Emma Bunton and Victoria Adams in South Africa in 1997 (John Stillwell/PA)

When Harry completed his studies at Eton, he posed for photos in his college room.

In the cluttered dwelling, which he decorated himself, was a framed black and white portrait of his late mother, a large England flag, an Indian-style fabric wall-hanging, several mugs, some Duchy Originals mineral water, a can of Lynx deodorant, and a number of bikini-clad pin-up posters of predominantly blondes including the model Caprice.

Prince Harry at Eton
Harry in his room at Eton in 2003 (Kirsty Wiggleworth/PA)

He brawled with a paparazzi photographer, dabbled with cannabis, sparked worldwide outrage by dressing up as a Nazi and stripped off in Las Vegas during a game of billiards.

Prince Harry Visits Australia
Harry yelps in pain after being pricked by an echidna named Spike in Sydney, Australia, at the start of his gap year (Phil Noble/PA)

The prince also set up his own charity Sentebale to help orphaned children in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho.

Prince Harry in Lesotho
Harry leads young orphan Mutsu Potsane, four, to plant a peach tree together at the Mants’ase Children’s Home for orphans in Lesotho (John Stillwell/PA)

Harry graduating from Sandhurst
Prince Harry smiles broadly as his grandmother the Queen reviews him and other officers during The Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst in 2006 (James Vellacott/PA)

Harry in Afghanistan
Harry in a Spartan armoured vehicle in the desert in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in 2008 (John Stillwell/PA)

He represented his grandmother the Queen overseas for the first time in 2012 on a successful tour to Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica to mark her Diamond Jubilee, and again in 2016 on a two-week tour to the Caribbean which saw him play cricket, release baby turtles into the sea and get tested for HIV with superstar Rihanna to raise awareness on World Aids Day.

Harry in Jamaica
Harry is first out of the blocks against Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt in Jamaica in 2012 (John Stillwell/PA)

Harry in the US
The prince during his visit to the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on a tour to the US in 2013 (Bruce Adams/Daily Mail/PA)

Harry met Suits star Meghan Markle on a blind date in 2016 and his romance with the American actress developed quickly.

Theatre dates followed, along with romantic African holidays and expeditions to see the Northern Lights.

Harry and Meghan
Harry and Meghan Markle watch wheelchair tennis at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry proposed during a cosy night in over a roast chicken and designed his future wife an engagement ring made using two diamonds from Diana’s personal collection and a central diamond sourced from Botswana.

Royal wedding
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding (Jane Barlow/PA)

At the start of the newlyweds’ tour of Australia in the autumn of 2018, it was announced Meghan was expecting a baby.

Bondi Beach
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet members of surfing community group One Wave during a visit to South Bondi Beach in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born in May 2019, with proud father Harry describing his son as “absolutely to-die-for” and his birth as the “most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined”.

Royal baby
Harry and Meghan with newborn Archie (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Family celebrations have included the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor, where he was pictured with his grandmother the Queen.

Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding
The Queen with her grandson Harry (Steve Parsons/PA)

Harry visits Sheffield
Harry plays with one-year-old Noah Nicholson during his visit to Sheffield Children’s Hospital (Chris Jackson/PA)

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