Ryan Cartwright, 36, served for four years in the Blues and Royals cavalry regiment and was working as a lorry driver at the time of his death. Harry and William joined the Blues and Royals in 2006.
Ryan is survived by his daughter, who he shared with partner Amy Potts. Amy's mother Shirley announced the heartbreaking news online, confirming the news.
"My youngest daughter, my Amy, tragically lost her partner, Ryan, today to Covid-19," she wrote. "It is not just a virus impacting the elderly. Keep safe and stay well… and please pray that, in time, God will heal Amy's broken heart x."
Speaking with The Sun, one of Ryan's friends said: "He was a great guy and very brave. He was a loyal, but quiet man."
Another friend added: “He was one in a million and the best driver I had in the Army. Always kept me safe. God only picks the best that’s why he chose Ryan.”
Other friends took to Facebook to pay their respects. One man wrote: "Anyone left from 6 platoon, this is hard to say and with a heavy heart, but today Covid-19 has sadly taken Ryan Cartwright from us.
"We have always stayed in touch and met up a few times. We were even meant to be joining back up together. I’m going to miss you brother and I’ll do you proud, RIP."
"He only messaged me a few months ago telling me he was getting back in. I’m shocked. RIP Ryan,” another person wrote.
Another added: "Rest easy soldier."
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have been doing all that they can to help during the coronavirus pandemic. The pair, who now live in LA, have been spotted delivering food packages to the city's needy during the lockdown.
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