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Royal tour diary: HELLO's Emily Nash joins Prince Harry in Africa

25 November 2015
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As Prince Harry's dream of helping orphans in the African kingdom of Lesotho comes to fruition this week, HELLO! will be with him every step of the way. Our royal correspondent Emily Nash will be covering his tour of Lesotho and South Africa, which takes in Cape Town, Durban, Kruger National Park and Johannesburg.

On Thursday, Harry, 31, will celebrate a major milestone for his charity Sentebale when he officially opens the Mamohato Children's Centre there at Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho.

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The flagship facility named after Queen Mamohato – mother of Lesotho's King Letsie and Prince Seeiso – will support all of Sentebale's work with vulnerable youngsters in the mountainous "Kingdom of the Sky". The centre will host events and workshops for children, training for carers and camps offering psychological support for young people living with HIV.

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Prince Harry will begin his tour of Lesotho and South Africa on Thursday

Lesotho has the second highest infection rate of HIV in the world and tragically the number of deaths from the disease means there are no longer enough adults to care for the children.

After the opening ceremony, Prince Harry will travel on to Cape Town, where he will play in the Royal Salute Sentebale Polo Cup at Val de Vie to raise funds for his charity, before starting his official tour of South Africa on behalf of the government on Monday.

In Cape Town he will meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and visit youth projects and in Durban he will meet members of Surfers not Street Children and visit The Sharks rugby team.

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HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash will be travelling with Harry along the way

Harry, who spent three months working on conservation projects in Africa over the summer, will also return to Kruger National Park, where he will highlight anti-poaching methods being used to protect South Africa's most endangered animals and meet rangers working on the frontline in the battle to save wildlife.

In Johannesburg he will meet Graça Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, and hear how South Africa is using his legacy to inspire the next generation.

For all the details and regular updates from the tour, follow Emily's travel diary on HELLO! Online.

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