At his mother's funeral, Harry, then 12, accompanied his father, brother, paternal grandfather, and maternal uncle, Earl Spencer, in walking behind the funeral cortège from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey.
Following this, he attended Ludgrove School, and, after passing the entrance exams, was admitted to Eton College.
The decision to place Harry at Eton went against the Windsor family convention of sending children to Gordonstoun (Harry's grandfather, father, two uncles, and two cousins all attended); it did, however, see Harry follow in the Spencer family footsteps, as both Diana's father and brother attended Eton.
After passing the initial aptitude test, he was to undertake a month-long course; if he passed that, he would begin full flight training in early 2009.
Harry's parents divorced in 1996, and his mother died in a car crash in Paris the following year.
Harry and William were staying with their father at Balmoral at the time, and the Prince of Wales told his sons about their mother's death.
He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–13 with the Army Air Corps. Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014, and remains patron of its Foundation.
He also gives patronage to several other organisations, including the HALO Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and Walking With The Wounded.