The sweetest pictures of a young Prince Harry

From his early childhood to his late 20s...

After his birth on September 15, 1984, the world watched Prince Harry grow up.

Today, Harry is 39 years old, married to Meghan Markle and is the father of their two children – Archie and Lilibet.

Not to mention, in recent years, Harry’s stepped back from his official royal duties, released a best-selling memoir and produced two Netflix documentaries, Harry & Meghan and Heart of Invictus.

But in his youth, Harry was simply known as the royal with flaming red hair and a cheeky but lovable demeanour…

Read on if you’d like to revisit days gone by and take a look at the best photos of a young Prince Harry.


A one-year-old Harry played with a rocking horse at Kensington palace.


We love this sweet image of a smiling Harry being held tightly by his mum, the late Princess Diana.


A cheeky young Harry stuck his tongue out at the paparazzi in 1988.


Harry was just tall enough to pop his head above the edge of the balcony at Buckingham Palace during Queen Elizabeth’s Trooping The Colour.


Harry, along with his brother Prince William and cousin Princess Beatrice, attended the wedding of their uncle Prince Edward.


A brotherly conversation transpired at a Thanksgiving Service held in 2000 for the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother.

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For his 18th birthday, Harry was gifted with this football shirt during a visit to the youth squad members at West Ham United’s Upton Park football ground.


A clear lover of sports, Harry helped RFU Rugby Development Officiers coach children in 2004.

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In 2006, the Ministry of Defence released this image of Harry, taken during his final training exercise.

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Harry completed two tours of Afghanistan when he was in his early 20s; this image is from 2008, when he was only 23 years old.

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Harry gave a speech at the High Commission during a garden party held in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s official 84th birthday.

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In 2010, Harry was a sprightly 26-year-old who undeniably looked awkward holding a baby. Obviously, as he’s gotten older, the Duke of Sussex has gotten more comfortable with kids; likely thanks to Archie and Lilibet…

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Exactly ten years ago, in 2013, Prince Harry visited Australia and met with the then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his family.

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