||Harry carried out his first public engagement at age eight when he joined his mother on a visit to the base of the Light Dragoons in Germany
At 14 he provoked controversy by abseiling down a dam in Wales without a helmet or safety rope.
The Prince emerged unscathed after playing Eton's famously violent "Wall" game - one of the world's oldest forms of football - which has not seen a single goal scored in over 80 years
His favourite pastimes are skiing, shooting, rugby, polo and painting
His grandmother the Queen gave him his own coat of arms for his 18th birthday