Why Prince Harry Is In Love With Lesotho, ‘Kingdom Of The Sky’

By Dana Sanchez Published: December 21, 2016, 2:53 pm

Prince Henry of Wales, aka Prince Harry, 32, is starring in a new TV documentary that goes behind the scenes at his Lesotho charity, Sentebale.

Following his gap year to Lesotho in 2004, Harry partnered with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, the younger brother of King Letsie III of Lesotho, to set up the charity.

The charity helps children who are the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Sentebale means “Forget Me Not” in in Sesotho, the language of Lesotho.

On his first visit to Lesotho, Harry said, “As we traveled the country I was amazed by its raw beauty; but I was also struck by the many children I met whose lives had been shattered by the loss of a parent and in some cases both.”

Harry made an earlier video of that 2004 visit. Check it out here.

Lesotho is one of the world’s countries hit hardest by HIV, with the second highest prevalence after Swaziland, according to Avert.

As of 2015, 22.7 percent of Lesotho adults are HIV positive, and 42 percent are on antiretroviral drugs. The country’s population is slightly over 2 million.

Lesotho is often overlooked by travelers to Africa, but once people venture within its borders, they often find their hearts stolen, writes Lucy Corne for AFKTravel.com.

Here are eight ways to have a great experience in Lesotho, “Kingdom of the Sky.”

Read more at AFKTravel.com.

 

 

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