Prince Harry in Africa, which broadcasts on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on Thursday, July 20 at 20.00, follows HRH Prince Harry on his return to Lesotho to continue the work of Sentebale, the charity he set up in the country a decade ago.
This film – just one of the shows in ITV Choice’s Royal Season this July – sees Prince Harry set off on an unforgettable adventure, where cameras will bear witness to his travels through the beautiful and challenging scenery to remote locations with his deeply personal aim of discovering the stories that he wants to tell to the world. The film will also capture the moment that Prince Harry is reunited with Mutsu, a local teenager who the Prince met on his first visit to Lesotho, and with whom he has since remained in regular contact, both knowing firsthand what is was like growing up without a parent.
Prince Harry said: “The last 10 years that I’ve been coming here, every single time we turn up somewhere, they’re always singing, it’s never shake hands, it’s sing, dance, embarrass yourself. Everywhere I look I can hear songs from 10 years ago in my head. To me, that’s what this country is about, you just feel welcome everywhere you go.”
Featuring footage of Prince Harry getting his hands dirty helping out with the charity’s work on the ground and interacting with the local children, the film will discover how the Prince has come to have such an understanding of their problems and how this led him to set up his own initiative, with the aim of supporting orphans and vulnerable children and helping them through education.
Also, in an interview with broadcaster Tom Bradby, the Prince will reveal his motives for setting up the charity, his passion for the future of his work in Africa, and how he’s determined to use his unique position to do good.
Prince Harry first travelled to Lesotho 12-years ago, shadowed by Bradby. It was there, after seeing the country’s disadvantaged children, that the Prince decided to follow in the humanitarian footsteps of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and set up Sentebale (translated as Forget Me Not), which provides care, support and education to youth affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana.