Prince Harry to visit Southern Africa and Washington

Prince Harry is to visit Lesotho, South Africa and Washington D.C. later this year.

Harry will first travel to Washington at the end of October, in relation to the 2016 Invictus Games, which will be hosted in Orlando, Florida in May next year.

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Harry will visit Washington, South Africa and Lesotho later this year.

It was during a trip to the USA that Harry thought of the idea for an international injured veterans competition, having watched the Warrior Games.

Then, at the end of November (26th November – 4th December), the Prince visit South Africa, and the small Kingdom of Lesotho. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has asked Prince Harry to carry out engagements on behalf of the government to improve relations.

The former army captain is currently in the country’s Kruger Park fighting poachers

British High Commissioner to South Africa, Judith Macgregor, has said she is ‘delighted’ the fifth-in-line will be visiting as it will ‘showcase the wide range of cooperation’ between the countries, and ‘further develop the partnerships’  currently in place.

On his return to the UK, Harry will be working with the Personnel Recovery Unit of London District, assisting soldiers with rehabilitation.

The trip to Lesotho involves Harry’s charity, Sentebale, based in the country. The organisation helps the vulnerable children of Lesotho, many of whom are orphans thanks to HIV/AIDS and are undernourished.

Harry set up the charity with Prince of Lesotho, following time spend there after completing his A-Levels and has visited a number of times since its inception; Sentebale means ‘forget me not’.

This visit will see the Mamohato children’s centre finally opened by the Royal visitor, which was began in 2013. Harry checked on the progress of the centre last year, having came to see the land and blueprints of the build the year previous.

Mamohato will train professionals to help empower youngsters living with HIV, whilst also helping address the stigma of the infection and enabling them to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The Crown Chronicles will keep you updated on the trip

Photo: Land Rover Mena

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