Prince Harry Turns 33! A Look Back at His Year of Charity, Family and Meghan Markle
By Jackie Willis
Prince Harry had quite the year!
Friday marks the handsome royal's 33rd birthday, and while he's still very young, he's already done so much. In the past 12 months alone, a week rarely went by when Harry wasn't making an appearance at a charity event or helping those in need.
Even the day before his birthday, he talked to teenagers that were taking part in the TurnAround Project, an effort run by the Wilderness Foundation to provide support and activities for youths across Essex.
When he's not helping to make the world a better place, Harry is usually seen hanging out with his older brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, or spending time with his gorgeous girlfriend, Meghan Markle.
In honor of his birthday, here's a look back at Harry's big year.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” read the statement. “It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his.”
“We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news,” the 36-year-old actress shared. “Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
In Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, Harry recalled his mom's wonderful sense of humor. “All I can hear is her laugh in my head,” he said, adding that one of her mottos to him was, “You can be as naughty as you want, but just don’t get caught.”
“Fantastic, great, very, very happy for them,” he gushed.
Like his brother, Harry also has babies on the brain. In an April interview with The Telegraph’s Mad World podcast, he admitted, "Of course, I would love to have kids."
In addition to being the cool uncle to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Harry talked about being a godfather to several of his friends' children. “I think the key to that is to be able to grow up, but also be able to stay in touch with your childhood side," he said. "If that means going to someone’s house, sitting there and playing PlayStation, kicking the a** of their son on CounterStrike, or Halo, or whatever it is, then I’ll try and do that.”