DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 06: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attends a press conference at the Merkur Spiel Arena during the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 - One Year To Go launch event on September 06, 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Invictus Games will be held in Germany for the first time in September 2023. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Strange Facts About Prince Harry
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His Name
One of the most basic facts about Prince Harry is actually a misnomer. While the royal has always been known publicly as Harry, his legal name is Henry Charles Albert David — Harry is just a nickname, and the prince used another alternative name, Harry Wales, while in school and the military.
One of Princess Diana’s nicknames for her younger son was "my little Spencer." This nickname was due to Harry's red hair, which did not match Princess Diana's own blonde locks, but did match the hair color of her siblings; this marked Harry as a clear member of Diana's family, the Spencers.
According to the Irish Times, reports once circulated that Harry smoked marijuana and drank alcohol while underage. His father Prince Charles was said to be furious, and had Harry sent to a rehab facility when he was 17, so he could speak to recovering addicts and learn from their experiences.
Prince Charles’ Son?
Some detractors think that Prince Harry is not the biological son of Prince Charles, but instead the son of former military officer James Hewitt. Princess Diana did admit to having an affair with Hewitt, but the problem is that she didn't meet Hewitt until several years after Prince Harry was born.
Teased In School
Prince Harry's passion for saving the planet goes back to his youth, and it's something that his classmates often teased him for. In the 2018 documentary "Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70," Prince Harry said, "I used to get taken the mickey out of at school for just picking up rubbish."