Prince Harry arrived in Africa today (Tuesday) for a charity trip that will mark his return to royal duty following his deployment to Afghanistan. The third-in-line to the throne touched down in Lesotho, Hello Magazine confirms. Prince Harry's three-day long visit is on behalf of his charity Sentebale, which raises money for vulnerable children of the African nation to get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
According to the Sentebale website, on Wednesday, Feb. 27 Prince Harry will visit two group homes in Sentebale which care for orphaned children and those with disabilities. Following the visits in the Maseru district of Lesotho, the 28-year-old prince will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa. There, he'll attend a fundraiser to mark the launch of Sentebale’s fundraising program which will raise capital to build the first permanent Mamohato Centre for children and young people.
The center will eventually allow the charity organization to reach four times the number of children than before. "It will provide leading psychosocial care and peer mentoring for children and young people infected with or affected by HIV – removing the stigma attached to the disease, inspiring confidence, self-reliance and most importantly making a marked improvement in these young people’s quality of life," the website reads.
Prince Harry founded Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. He made another visit in 2010 when he was accompanied by Prince William.
To see just who and how Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso's charity Sentebale is helping, click through the slideshow above.