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Prince Harry's African tour details revealed

19 November 2015
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Prince Harry is set to return to Africa for an official tour. The 31-year-old, who spent the summer carrying out conservation work in Africa, will arrive for a week-long tour of Lesotho and South Africa on 26 November.

Harry's tour will begin with a visit to Lesotho on behalf of Sentebale, the charity he founded with the country's Prince Seeiso in memory of their mothers. He will visit the Prime Minister Dr Pakalitha Mosili and King Letsie III before attending the opening the new Mamohato Children's Centre at Thaba Bosiu.

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Prince Africa will visit South Africa and Lesotho between 26 November - 3 December

The centre supports Sentebale's work helping vulnerable children in the country and will allow them to reach a greater number of children in the area.

The Prince will then travel to Cape Town, where he will play in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup – the charity's annual flagship fundraising event – at Val de Vie on Saturday 28 November.

During his visit to South Africa, Prince Harry will learn more about social issues facing young people in the area and the work being done to address them.

He will meet with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu before carrying out engagements at a youth centre and a project which uses sport to engage with young people on issues such as life skills, gender equality and HIV awareness.

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Harry has previously carried out three official visits to South Africa

Harry will then travel to Durban on Tuesday 1 December, where he will visit two programmes: The Sharks and Surfers Not Street Children, which both use sport for social development. The engagement will culminate on the beach in Durban, where the Prince will have the opportunity to meet local people.

From Durban, Harry will travel to Kruger National Park to draw attention to anti-poaching measures and the protection of endangered wildlife. After working with conservation rangers over the summer, Harry he is keen to highlight their skills and training.

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Prince Harry's busy tour will come to an end in Johannesburg where he will spend his final day learning about South Africa's recent history and the legacy of Nelson Mandela with a visit to The Nelson Mandela Foundation and a meeting with students participating in youth development programme Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within.

The Prince's visit to South Africa and Lesotho was initially confirmed in August. It will be the Prince's fourth official and charitable visit to South Africa to date; in 1997, he accompanied his father Prince Charles, in 2010 he was there with his brother Prince William, and in 2013 he paid a visit on behalf of Sentebale.

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