Harry Beale, was the second child and first legitimate child of Albert and Lou Beale. He was the younger brother of Maggie and older brother of Ronnie, Kenny, Pete, Pauline and Dora.
He lived with his mother in Albert Square until his twenties, when he took a job as a hotel manager in Yorkshire. He would occasionally return to see his mother in Walford, although he would turn up drunk and consequently lost contact with his family. He never managed to find a girlfriend, though he sent flowers to his family's weddings and funerals.