- Feb 11, 2013
Question: is this Prince Harry's first relationship, while working for the BRF and actively doing official engagements?
That's... hard to define really.
He dated Chelsy from I believe 2004-09 and Cressida from 2012-14.
He enlisted early on in his relationship with Chelsy, and remained in the Armed Forces until after he and Cressida broke up. But even in all of that he was still doing official engagements - while with Chelsy he was appointed as a Counsellor of State and represented the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta, he launched Sentebale while with Chelsy, he began working with Centrepoint, and he took up his role with the Rugby Football Union. The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry was founded after Harry and Chelsy split, but before Harry and Cressida got together. While with Cressida he represented the Queen at several official foreign tours, he worked with HALO Trust, did a lot for the Queen's jubilee, and did the Walking Wounded trek to the South Pole.
His royal role has stepped up more in the last year than it has while he was with Chelsy and Cressida, but that's only because in 2015 he left the Armed Forces. While with Chelsy and Cressida, he was doing his royal duties and being in the army; now he's not juggling both roles.