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Prince Harry to visit Estonia, Italy, Chile and Brazil

4 April 2014
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Clarence House have confirmed that Prince Harry will make two official overseas visits in the coming months.

The 29-year-old royal will travel to Estonia and Italy in May before venturing to Chile and Brazil in June.

While the exact dates of his visits have yet to be confirmed, numerous sources have said that Harry will be in Brazil for some of the FIFA World Cup, which runs from 12 June to 13 July.

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Prince Harry will undertake two overseas visits in May and June

During his time in Estonia Harry is tasked with thanking the Estonian Defence Forces for their support of British troops in Afghanistan as the country has had a company of soldiers under British command in Afghanistan since 2006.

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The Prince will also meet with wounded Estonian soldiers, some of whom were treated at Headley Court rehabilitation centre in Leatherhead, Surrey, alongside injured British soldiers.

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Prince Harry in Brazil in 2012

Harry will then travel to Italy to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino as part of the commemorative events being held to remember the Italian campaign in WWII.

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It was in 1985, when he wasn't yet one year old, that Harry last visited Italy. The youngster was on a private holiday on the royal yacht Britannia with Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Diana.

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Harry with Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William on his last visit to Italy in 1985

June will see Prince William's brother head to South America for engagemetns in Brazil and Chile which are designed to enhance the partnership between the UK and the two countries.

While the visit will be Harry's first time in Chile, his time in Brazil will build on the links he forged during an official visit to the country in March 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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The 29-year-old said his tour of Brazil in 2012 was "emotional"

The visit was part of Harry's first solo tour which he revealed had been an "emotional" experience.

"I had a half-hour conversation with her [the Queen] before we came out where she wished me luck," said Harry as the visit drew to an end. "We had a great chat, she said "enjoy it, I hope you do me proud" – it was a typical grandmother to grandson chat.

"I tell you what, it’s been an emotional trip," he added. "I’m absolutely exhausted but the warmth of the reception that we’ve received from every single country that we’ve been to has been amazing."

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