The younger son of Prince Charles and Lady Di and third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry has been the center of a media firestorm since his birth. His mother's attempt to provide him a "normal" life ended tragically ten years ago when she died in an automobile accident while being chased by paparazzi. Popular with classmates while at school, he lacked his older brother's academic seriousness but graduated from Eton and spent his gap year in Australia and South Africa. While there, he showed his mother's compassion by creating a charity to support the cause of orphans in the South African country of Lesotho. As a commissioned officer in the British Army, he was the subject of a controversial decision when he was first ordered to deploy to Iraq. His royal lineage, good looks, fun-loving nature, and occasional lack of restraint have kept Prince Harry in the headlines.