In July 1993, the eight-year-old Prince visited the barracks of the Light Dragoons in Germany and took a ride in a light tank.
He was given a specially-made uniform for the one-day visit to Haig barracks in Bergen-Hohne, and the visit perhaps had an influence on the young royal as less than 12 years later he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) to begin his Officer Cadet training.
Prince Harry's Military Career
The now-Duke of Sussex served in the Army for ten years, rising to the rank of Captain and undertaking two tours of Afghanistan.
Passing his Regular Commissions Board (RCB), the qualification necessary to train at Sandhurst, in September 2004, Prince Harry entered RMAS in May 2005 to begin 44 weeks of Officer Cadet training.
In January 2006, it was announced that Prince Harry would join the Blues and Royals, part of the Household Cavalry, and he was commissioned as an officer in the Army in April 2006.