Prince Harry is set to star in a new film that will take him on an "unforgettable adventure" to Africa. The film, produced by ITV, will follow the 32-year-old royal as he journeys back to Lesotho to continue the work of his charity Sentebale, which he set up a decade ago.
Cameras will bear witness as the Prince travels through the landlocked country on a mission to discover stories he wants to tell the world. The moment Harry is reunited with local teenager Mutsu, who he met on his first visit to Lesotho during his gap year 12 years ago, will also be captured on screen.
Prince Harry is reunited with local teenager Mutsu in Lesotho
Both Mutsu and Harry have remained in regular contact and know firsthand what it's like to grow up without a parent. Harry set up the charity Sentebale, which means Forget Me Not in local language Sesotho, in honour of his late mother Princess Diana. Diana was a dedicated philanthropist who set a humanitarian example for her two sons.
The film will also show Harry getting his hands dirty helping out with the charity's work and interacting with the local children. Viewers will understand why the royal decided to set up the charity with Prince Seeiso, to provide care, support and education to Lesotho's most vulnerable children, many of whom have been victims of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Harry first visited the African country on his Gap Year
Harry will speak to broadcaster Tom Bradby about his motives for establishing Sentebale, his passion for the future of his work in Africa, and how he's determined to use his unique position to do good.
"It's fascinating to observe Prince Harry from boy to man, to see him following in his mother's humanitarian footsteps and to witness his undeniable commitment and passion for his work in Africa," said Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment at ITV.
Harry and Prince Seeiso launched Sentebale charity a decade ago
Russ Malkin, Creative Director at Big Earth Productions, added: "It was compelling to have access to Harry when he was clearly so relaxed and candid about his commitment to his work in Africa."
The documentary will be broadcast on ITV on Monday 19 December at 9pm.