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Harry cooks cakes with children in Lesotho

Prince Harry showed off his culinary talents when he cooked cakes with children during a home economics class at a deaf centre in Lesotho.

The third-in-line to the throne was joined by Lesotho's Prince Seeiso, who co-founded the charity Sentebale with Harry in 2006, at the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, close to the capital Maseru.

On the menu was fat cakes - a kind of doughnut - known in the local Sesotho language as makoenya.


Prince Harry's last visit to Lesotho

Prince Harry last visited Lesotho in June 2010 when his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, accompanied him as part of their first joint overseas trip.

Spot the future father: Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Semongkong Children's Centre Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The pair visited a number of charitable projects, including the Mamohato Network Club for children affected by HIV at King Letsie's Palace in Maseru, Lesotho.

(L-R) The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso dance with children at the Mamohato Network Club for children Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Prince Seeiso, the younger brother of Lesotho's King Letsie III, will accompany Prince Harry on part of his current trip.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry play football with children during a visit to Semongkong Children's Centre Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Prince Harry's schedule in Lesotho

Here is Prince Harry's schedule for his visit to Lesotho today:

  • First he will join youngsters at the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf to take part in a sign-language lesson before learning how to cook the local delicacy of 'fat cake'
  • Next he will travel to St Bernadette's Resource Centre for the Blind where he will watch children learning Braille and join students for a game of five-a-side football.
  • Finally, the prince will give a speech at a gala dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa to kick off a fundraising drive for the Sentebale project.

Prince Harry returns to Lesotho to visit charities

Prince Harry last visited Lesotho in 2010 Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince Harry will visit projects supported by his charity Sentebale in the southern African country of Lesotho today.

He will tour two centres that help vulnerable children and young people living in the land-locked kingdom which is one of the most impoverished nations on the continent.

The last time the 28-year-old was in Lesotho was in June 2010 when he took his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, to see Sentebale's work as part of their first joint overseas trip.

Prince Harry set for Lesotho and South Africa charity trip

Prince Harry during a visit to a herd boys School in Semongkong, Lesotho, in 2010. Credit: PA

Prince Harry will visit Lesotho and South Africa on a three-day trip at the end of the month on behalf of his charity Sentebale, St James's Palace said today.

Harry will spend the first two days of the trip privately visiting the charity's programmes throughout Lesotho. On the final day, he will carry out public engagements in the Maseru district of the country before attending the Sentebale Gala Dinner in Johannesburg.

The 28-year-old third, who recently completed a four-and-a-half-month tour of duty to Afghanistan, last visited Lesotho in June 2010 when he took Prince William to see Sentebale's work, as part of their first joint overseas trip.


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.

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