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Prince Harry has announced ambitious plans to expand the work of his Sentebale charity from helping disadvantaged children in a single African country to carrying out projects worldwide.
The charity supports groups in the southern African country of Lesotho, but the Prince says he would liekt o extend that model to other places. His comments came after a fundraising polo match staged in Brazil in aid of the charity.
Prince Harry has described his Diamond Jubilee tour as an "emotional trip" that opened his eyes to how fondly Commonwealth nations regard his grandmother the Queen.
Harry said he was "choked up" by the way the countries he visited - Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica - were celebrating the monarch's 60-year reign.
The 27-year-old Prince revealed he had set off for the seven-day tour with a ringing endorsement from his grandmother who told him "enjoy it, I hope you do me proud".
Prince Harry ended his 10-day tour of the Caribbean and Brazil displaying his skills on the polo field in aid of his children's charity, Sentebale.
The royal took part in the event near the city of Campinas in aid of the charity, which he co-founded in 2006.
Prince Harry exchanged a chauffeur driven limousine for a horse drawn carriage for his arrival at his charity polo match at Campinas in Brazil on Sunday.
The event was held in aid of his charity Sentebale which he co-founded in 2006, which helps orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho.
He captained his Sentebale team to a 6-3 win against a St Regis side.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who joined Harry for the launch of the Great initiative in Brazil, at Rio's Sugarloaf mountain, praised the impact the prince had made in the South American country.
Prince Harry is worth a thousand politicians. As you can see he has extraordinary celebrity pulling power. But also the way he's approached things here in Brazil, sums up what we're most proud about with the Royal Family.
"He's self effacing, he's interested, he really engages with people, he joins in - great qualities - and I just think we're incredibly lucky to have a Royal Family that does such a good job in banging the drum for Britain."
A dramatic gun battle between Brazilian forces and suspected drug dealers in a Rio favela - Vila Cruzeiro - did not stop Prince Harry visiting the neighbouring deprived district of Complexo do Alemao.
His tour was not affected by the violence around a mile away which also saw homemade bombs thrown at soldiers who responded with stun grenades.
However his visit was shadowed by a huge security presence of camouflage-wearing soldiers and special troops who were out in force to insure the safety of the prince.
Prince Harry will take part in a fundraising charity polo match in Brazil in aid of his Africa based charity Sentebale. This will be the third Sentebale Polo Cup and it is designed to raise money and awareness for the charity's activities helping orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho.
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Prince Harry has described his Diamond Jubilee tour as an "emotional trip" that has been "very humbling".
Prince Harry has taken part in a charity polo match in Brazil to raise money fo orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho, South Africa.