Prince Harry shares secret trip to Lesotho
BRITAIN’S Priince Harry has given fans a glimpse into his trip to Lesotho, which he carried out in secret earlier this past week. Harry visited projects relating to his charity Sentebale, which helps the most vulnerable children and young people, many of whom are affected by HIV/AIDS.
Harry, a talented photographer, shared a set of striking photos on Kensington Palace’s Twitter account. Both black-and-white images showed the scores of children who are supported by the charity. Founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso to assist the country’s needy children, Sentebale continues to get these victims of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
One particularly sweet photo was of a group of youngsters, giggling with their hands clasped to their face. Another showed the youngsters mid-play.
Like his sister-in-law Princess Kate who often takes photos of her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Harry occasionally steps behind the lens to share his snaps.
Back in 2014 during another visit to Lesotho, a country he first visited on his Gap Year, Harry said: “I have always enjoyed photography and the challenges that come with trying to capture the perfect shot, although privately I don’t take many photos. The best photos I have are in my head – I have some very special memories, mostly from Africa.
“But on this visit, I had the time and opportunity to be on the other side of the camera and take some photos in the stunning country of Lesotho for my charity Sentebale.”
On Wednesday Harry arrived in Durban, South Africa where he had private meetings ahead of the 2016 International AIDS Conference on Thursday.
The day focused on youth leadership and empowerment, HIV testing and Harry’s charity Sentebale, which he set up in honour of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales and which is literally translated as “forget me not” in local language Sesotho.
Harry, who was joined by campaigner Sir Elton John, urged his generation to take leadership in the fight against HIV.
His attendance at the global conference comes after Harry, 31, was publicly tested for HIV at Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital in central London last week. His experience was broadcast live on Facebook and Harry’s result came out negative.
The Prince urged everyone to go into hospital and take a test, whether they think they’re at risk or not. – Hello!