Prince Harry will undertake a tour of Lesotho and South Africa at the end of November.
The 31-year-old Prince will be returning to the continent where he spent the summer carrying out conservation work on 26th November.
The tour will begin in Lesotho, where Harry’s charity, Sentebale, is based. He will visit the Prime Minister Dr Pakalitha Mosili and King Letsie III before attending the opening the new Mamohato Children’s Centre at Thaba Bosiu.
Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho set up the charity back in 2005.
Cape Town is the Prince’s next stop for a game of polo in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup on 28th November. This is the charity’s flagship funding attempt and no doubt Harry’s presence will raise the event’s profile.
During his visit to South Africa, Prince Harry will learn more about social issues facing young people in the area and the work being done to address them.
He will meet with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu before carrying out engagements at a youth centre and a project which uses sport to engage with young people on issues such as life skills, gender equality and HIV awareness.
Harry’s tour will continue in Durban on 1st December. Here he will visit The Sharks, and Surfers Not Street Children, before an engagement on the beach with locals.
Kruger National Park, where Harry worked for a short time this summer, will be visited to draw attention to anti-poaching measures and the protection of endangered wildlife, conservation being something Harry is passionate about.
The last day of the tour will be spent on Johannesburg where the Prince will learn about South Africa’s recent history and the legacy of Nelson Mandela with a visit to The Nelson Mandela Foundation. He will also meet with students participating in youth development programme Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within.