He spent the first few days privately visiting with charities in Lesotho, Africa, but Prince Harry invited members of the press to visit Kananelo Center For The Deaf in Maseru today (February 27th), where he visited with school children alongside Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.
The princes founded the charity Sentebale, which means “Forget Me Not” in Sesotho (the language of Lesotho), and was set up in memory of both Harry and Seeiso’s mothers.
Inside the school, Harry learned sign language with the students, baked a batch of doughnuts in home ec class, and then danced outside alongside his new friends.
The Mail‘s royal correspondent, Rebecca Englishwas one of the journalists on site, who noted that Harry has said he feels he can “truly be himself” in Africa.
Harry was a good sport while spelling out phrases in sign language, and dramatically wiped his brown after signing “My name is Harry.”
Seeiso jokingly asked the children to spell out “ginger” for his friend, to which Harry asked, “What about the word for bald!”
After donning a dainty apron to make doughnuts, Harry handed the finished product out to members of the press pack.
“Is this a peace offering?” One member joked.
“You should be giving them to me!” Harry said with a laugh.
Kananelo Centre for the deaf, a project supported by Sentebale, which helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. The charity works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“I remember when he first came as a relatively young chap straight out of school,” Prince Seeiso said of Harry. ”I have watched him over the years - and being allowed to come here and be himself – I’ve seen the boy grow into a solid man with a proper vision about what he wants to do here in Lesotho and also in life.”
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