Prince Harry at 27: Many happy returns to Britain's most eligible bachelor

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Prince Harry at 27: Many happy returns to Britain's most eligible bachelor

To the country at large he was 'the spare' to his older brother William's status as 'heir'. To his doting mother he was her whole world.

She vowed to give both boys as normal an upbringing as his circumscribed life as a Windsor would allow.

So his childhood was full of cuddles, and trips to amusement parks and the cinema