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Royal duo to visit Lesotho

MASERU — Britain’s Prince Harry and Prince William will next month visit Lesotho to check the progress at Sentebale, a charity organisation run by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso.

This will be Prince William’s first visit to Lesotho.

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso will show him how Sentebale is working with Lesotho’s vulnerable children and many who have been orphaned by the Aids epidemic.

An estimated 25 percent of Lesotho’s 1.8 million people are HIV-positive.

Forty percent of Lesotho’s children have lost one or both parents to Aids.

There are close to 180 000 orphans in Lesotho. The princes will also visit other projects funded by the charity.

“We are incredibly excited that Prince William and Prince Harry are visiting Lesotho to see Sentebale’s work,” said Kedge Martin, the chief executive of Sentebale, in a statement.

“It is going to be a great opportunity for Prince Harry to see the progress and also to show Prince William our work helping some of Lesotho’s neediest children.”

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso founded Sentebale in 2006 to help Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children, working with local grassroots organisations.

The British royals will also visit Botswana and South Africa where they “will support England’s 2018 World Cup bid team”.

Prince William is involved with the wildlife charity Tusk Trust in Botswana. — Staff Reporter.

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