A Bearded Prince Harry Turns 31, Celebrates by Giving His Plane Seat to a War Veteran

by Antoinette Bueno 11:14 AM PDT, September 15, 2015
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Happy birthday Prince Harry! Sporting a scruffy beard, has Harry ever looked hotter?!

The handsome royal turned 31 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and chose to spend the day with WWII veterans at an event to mark the Battle of Britain in England. The historic event was a tribute to the fighters who defended the British skies during the summer and autumn of 1940, and marked the biggest gathering of Battle of Britain aircraft since the Second World War.

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As if Harry wasn't swoon-worthy enough on his big day, he also did a good deed. The popular Prince actually sacrificed his place in a Spitfire to ensure the last surviving Royal Air Force pilot from the Battle of Britain could take place in a 75th anniversary flypast, The Telegraph reports. Harry had a seat in one of four two-seater Spitfires taking part in the flypast, but when one plane developed mechanical problems, he gave up his seat for veteran 95-year-old Tom Neil and two wounded servicemen, so that they could still take part.

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And just in case you weren't on a cuteness overload already, Buckingham Palace tweeted an adorable childhood photo of Harry in the cockpit to mark his 31st birthday.

"We're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Prince Harry @KensingtonRoyal today! #HappyBirthdayHRH," the tweet reads.

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