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19 Things You Probably Never Knew About Prince Harry

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 11 September 2017
Quite arguably our most favourite royal (after George, Charlotte, and the Queen of course), what better way is there to celebrate the beloved ginger prince’s 33rd birthday than with a round up of things you probably didn’t know about him? From his wildly long full name to which football team he supports, here are 15 facts that will make your little eyes goggle with royal wonder.

1. The Prince’s nickname for himself is ‘Funcle’. If you’re wondering, it’s a mash up of ‘Fun’ and ‘Uncle’ because the prince is George and Charlotte’s uncle!

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2. Speaking of nicknames, his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales used to call him ‘my little Spencer’ because his red hair comes from Diana’s side of the family…

3. The Prince’s full name is: Henry Charles Albert David of Wales…

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4. Like a good brother, Harry helped plan the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding. Harry converted three Buckingham Palace state rooms into a nightclub and helped prepare a ‘survivor’s breakfast’ which consisted of bacon sarnies for the next morning…

5. Oh, and Prince Harry was a supporter, not a best man at Will and Kate’s wedding. Royal weddings don’t actually have a best man – shame…

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6. The Prince is not a fan Twitter. So much so that he told Vanity Fair ‘I really hate Twitter’…

7. But believe it or not, he did actually have a Facebook account under the pseudonym of Spike Wells…

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8. In an interview with NBC News, the Prince said that he would never, ever stop thinking about the night that his mother died in Paris and what actually happened in that tunnel…

9. Harry has three very regal medals to his already very celebrated name: an Operation Service Medal for Afghanistan, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal…

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10. He supports Arsenal football club…

11. The prince is a big dubstep fan. And no, we aren’t lying. Skream actually came to perform for him at a private gig at Buckingham Palace back in 2010…

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12. When the Prince turned 18 in 2002, Her Majesty, the Queen gave him his own Coat of Arms…

13. Harry has a love for botany and enjoys studying different types of flowers…

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14. Contrary to popular belief, when both Harry and brother William were younger, the Prince’s elder brother was actually the naughty one. William was nicknamed ‘Billy the Basher’. Who would have thought…

15. The prince was picked on by bullies at school. Royal or not, Harry had to go through the bullying pits, too at Jane Mynors nursery school in London. He found it very difficult to mix with other children, apparently…

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16. Like his mother, Prince Harry has a soft spot for the African continent. Back in 1997 (the year his mother died), he fell in love with the place after he and his father went to Botswana and South Africa…

17. It’s said that one of the Prince’s favourite films is Zulu (1964)…

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18. Back on to the subject of ‘what’s said’, it is said that the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents aren’t huge fans of him. He’s too unconventional and jokey. Sad times…

19. Harry graduated from Eton with two A-levels: a B in Art and a D in Geography. Ouch…

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