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Prince Harry celebrates his first birthday as a husband

Prince Harry celebrates his first birthday as a husband

In May, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan celebrated their dream wedding. Now there is another milestone in the life of the Royals: they celebrate Harry's first birthday as a husband.

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In choosing his bride, Prince Harry probably did not care about the social conventions of the British royal family; he followed his heart. Meghan is divorced, American and a citizen – in no way does that fit anyone in the UK.

Sensitive and vulnerable

Although Harry has long had a reputation as a rough head in puberty with a predilection to stick to the strings, he is still sensitive and vulnerable. Henry Charles Albert Mountbatten-Windsor, that is his full name, lost the most important person in his life when he was twelve: his mother. When Diana approached the 20th anniversary of his death last year in a car accident in Paris, he publicly reported his mental health problems after this extreme loss.

"I stuck my head in the sand and refused to think about my mother," Harry said. That of course had an influence on his private life and his work. According to his own statements, Harry suffered from fear and was about to collapse several times. Only at the age of 28 he sought psychological help. He reduced his aggression with the help of boxing.

Prince William, Harry & # 39; s largest prop

A support for Harry was his brother William, especially in difficult times. The two understand each other well, even today they love to laugh publicly with a big smile on their face. No wonder the 36-year-old Harry was the best man when he married Meghan in May. Not surprisingly, Harry was also the best man at the wedding of William and Kate 2011 before.

Prince Harry and Prince Willem: the two brothers support each other. (Source: image)Prince Harry and Prince Willem: the two brothers support each other. (Source: image)

"Dirty Harry"

Comrades found Harry in his ten years of military service, including missions in Afghanistan. "I like to run and shoot through a muddy ditch, that's me," Harry said. But here too he dealt a lot of problems when he compared the shooting of the helicopter analogously with console games. More than five years ago, nude photos were leaked to the public, with "Dirty Harry", as he was often called, at the strip billiard with beauties at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas.

But the British quickly forgave the rebel in the royal house. Harry's turnaround at the end of the 1920s and a skilled PR campaign did the rest. Nowadays the prince appears to be socially committed: he is particularly devoted to the mentally ill and veterans.

Warm and uncomplicated

This is Harry's heartfelt and uncomplicated way: he fools children, cuddles seniors, whom he recognizes as loyal fans in the crowd, roars at bewildered marathon runners, or rubs veterans into the "Invictus Games" of joy during their victory right above your head.

Meghan, who is committed to the rights of women, seems so warm and close to the people as Harry. For comparison, Prince William and Duchess Kate sometimes seem a bit stiff. Harry, the people agree, have finally grown up. He is still a bit rebellious, happy for many Britons.

When do the offspring come?

Meghan, who lives with Harry in a house on the grounds of Kensington Palace, has just turned 37. Prince William and Kate are both 36 years old, live in the castle next door and have become parents for the third time in the spring. Harry and Meghan seem to have other plans at first. They will travel to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji in the fall. In Sydney they will play the Invictus Games & # 39; visit war-ridden soldiers, who founded Harry. A baby hump does not seem to fit in there. But maybe Meghan will surprise everyone again.

The memory of the romantic event in Windsor will certainly be reminded alive by the newlywed couple. For many Royal fans it was THE event of the year. From October, Meghan's fine wedding dress will be on display at Windsor Castle and later at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The simple dress made of silk fabric is designed by the British designer Clare Waight Keller. While Meghan's dress attracted a lot of attention, Harry's outfit drew less attention. Of the black and blue uniform that he wore on his wedding day, there is at least one copy in the exhibition.

By the way: Today it is celebrated several times in European royal families. Queen Letizia of Spain turns 46 and the Swedish Prince Daniel has to blow out candles on his birthday cake, 45 pieces.

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