Harry finishes 'emotional trip'

Prince Harry said he was "choked up" looking back at his tour of Commonwealth countries. He said the trip opened his eyes to how fondly his grandmother is look upon around the world.

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Prince Harry hopes to expand his charity

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.

It's not just about Lesotho. I understand there are disadvantaged kids all around the world that have no hope and need help, including in the UK and Brazil. I understand I'm privileged to be in the position I'm in ... We hope to expand across the world with the concept we're using in Lesotho.

Prince Harry has fond memories of his royal tour

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".

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Prince Harry takes part in a charity polo match in Brazil

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.

Prince Harry steers a coach and horses into the Polo field at the Haras Larissa Hotel complex Credit: PA

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.

Prince Harry in action during a Polo match when he captained Sentebale against St Regis, for charity at Campinas in Brazil. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prince Harry (centre) in action during a the polo match Credit: PA

Harry 'worth a thousand politicians'

Prince Harry speaks to children during a visit to a health centre in the Favella of Complexo do Alemao Credit: PA

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."

High security for Harry after nearby gun battle

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.

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