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Prince Henry of Wales, commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is the fourth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Therefore, he stands third in the line of succession to the thrones of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, and to the governorship of the Church of England, preceded by his father and by his elder brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. After an education at various schools around the United Kingdom and spending parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho, Harry eschewed a university education in favour of following in the footsteps of various royal men by enrolling in the military. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry Regiment—serving temporarily with his brother—and completed his training as a tank commander. He served for 77 days on the front line in the Afghan War, although he was pulled out following publication of the story in an Australian magazine. He returned to Afghanistan for another tour of duty in 2012 and returned from a 20-week deployment in January 2013. (via Freebase)