Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Prince Harry Set to Visit Washington,D.C.This Fall and is currently in South Africa.
Orlando isn't the only U.S. city set for a visit from the world's favorite gingered-beard prince.
Kensington Palace announcedTuesday that Prince Harry is heading to Washington, D.C., in October to put a very public face to the stateside launch of his brainchild Invictus Games.
The royal first set the clock ticking on the 2016 Games via a video message released in July. The visit to the U.S. capital at the end of October will include meetings and a public event to help set out his hopes for the Paralympic-style competition, which kicks off next May in Orlando. The inaugural Games took place in London last year and the Florida event will be the first outside the U.K.
The D.C. stop is part of a busy fall of foreign trips for Harry, 30, as Kensington Palace also announced his plans for visits to two African countries from November 26 to December 4. He will be traveling to Lesotho for the opening of the landmark Mamohato Children's Centre, run by his charity Sentebale. The center is the "flagship facility to serve all of Sentebale's work with vulnerable children in Lesotho, and will specifically enable Sentebale to support thousands more children living with HIV," Harry's office at Kensington Palace said in a statement.
He has been following the construction closely, seeing the land where the center has been built in 2013 and then the following year checking on progress in person.
Harry, who is currently in Southern Africa undertaking a series of conservation projects such as helping protect black rhino from poachers, will also visit South Africa as part of a more formal royal visit on behalf of the British government. He will return from the continent in time for his birthday on September 15.
Welcoming his upcoming arrival to South Africa, Judith Macgregor, British High Commissioner to the country, said in a statement, "The visit will showcase the wide range of cooperation between our countries, as well as offer an excellent platform to further develop the partnerships between the U.K. and South Africa and Lesotho."