British Royal Family

How Prince Harry celebrated his 32nd birthday

Prince Harry rang in his special day surrounded by friends and family in a location very dear to the royal family’s heart.

By Katie Skelly
While Prince Harry was once known for his partying ways, the royal opted for a rather civilized family shindig to celebrate his 32nd birthday.
The man of the hour was joined by friends and other members of the royal family at The Queen’s secluded Balmoral estate in Scotland for a day of outdoor activities.
Princess Eugenie and partner Jack Brooksbank arrived on Thursday, Harry’s birthday, where they then took part in a spot of hunting in the picturesque highlands.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte's uncle, who usually lets his hair down in London’s upmarket suburb of Chelsea for his birthdays, would surely have enjoyed the serene change of pace, particularly before he gets back to work this week.
WATCH: Rare footage of The Queen with her grandkids Prince William and Prince Harry at Balmoral. Post continues...
Harry spotted with his cousin Princess Eugenie over the weekend.
On Tuesday, Harry will visit Streetsport at Robert Gordon University and Transition Extreme Sports, both of which encourage the youthful population to engage in social sports.
He will then head to Mackie Academy in Aberdeen to participate in a mentoring training day with the Diana Award – a revolutionary charity established in the name of his beloved late mother.
According to the foundation’s site, “The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.”
Since 1999, the award has recognised over 45,000 young people on a mission to positively impact the world.
Harry only hopes to make his mother proud by continuing her work.
Harry will meet with new mentors in a bid to encourage them to guide youngsters, and according to the chief executive of the charity, he’s the right man for the job.
"He is like the boy everybody knows, in some sense," CEO of the charity Tessy Ojo said to People. "Everyone identifies with him, they can identify with various aspects of his life."
"It's important that young people have good role models – and it is best if they are from their age group or just a little older," Ojo continued.
"I want to reach out to 20-30 year olds – these people who have just got into employment and are not too far off being 14. They remember what it was like," she added.
"With Harry just in his '30s, he is a great role model to inspire that generation."
William has attended a handful of engagements for the charity established in his mother's name.
While his brother Prince William has carried out a handful of engagements with the Diana Award for anti-bullying causes, this day of visits will mark Prince Harry’s first.
When Diana’s younger brother, Charles Spencer, partnered with the charity in July, he candidly confessed that he considered his sister a mentor and support person throughout his life.
It is expected that Harry may be asked a similar question during this week’s visit.
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The world recently remembered 19 years since the tragic death of the People’s Princess, and as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, the charity is preparing to honour her legacy even more.
"The Diana Award is very much celebrating Diana's legacy," says Ojo. "It is fantastic that as we get closer to the 20th year, both princes are showing publicly what that legacy looks like."
“It is about her work and the young people – the legacy lives on through the young people."
"It is great to see both princes play hugely active and public role with the Diana Award and pushing the causes we espouse."

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