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Prince Harry gets a 'beer hat' in Chilean shanty town

Prince Harry visited a Chilean shanty town community whose homes were destroyed by devastating wildfires on the fourth day of his official visit to Brazil and Chile.

The fourth in line to the throne even fixed a family's television.

Prince Harry was presented with a Chile 'Beer hat' in Valpariso. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Thousands were left homeless and 15 people were killed when the flames struck in and around the port of Valparaiso in April.

Harry was welcomed into the temporary home of three families in El Vergel, where almost all the wooden properties were destroyed leaving 100 families homeless.

Prince Harry was shown the devastation left by the Valparaiso fire. Credit: Lewis Whyld/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Fire fighters spent two days battling the wildfires but hardest hit were the slum dwellers living in shacks built on steep hills overlooking the city.

Prince Harry had tea with residents of Valparaiso Credit: Lewis Whyld/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

When visiting the home of Coca Perez, 50, and her teenage son and daughter, the Prince noticed their television was not working properly.

Mrs Perez said: "He looked at it and he started to fiddle with the cable. He managed to get it working so we could watch Chile playing Brazil. Now I can tell everyone that Prince Harry is my TV repair man."

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Harry: Prince George looks like Winston Churchill

The Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince George. Credit: REUTERS/Phil Noble

Prince George has a full round face like wartime leader Winston Churchill, according to his uncle Prince Harry.

Harry made the comments about the future King at a reception in Chile to mark the Queen's official birthday.

Virginia Araya, a presenter on national radio station Infinita, said she questioned Harry about the young royal.

She said: "I asked him what George was like. He said 'He's growing up, he is walking and he has big, chubby cheeks. He looks like a young Winston Churchill'."

'Can I take him home?' Harry smitten by baby in Chile

Prince Harry, a self confessed big kid, found himself right at home when he played with a group of toddlers and children at a Chilean kindergarten on the first day of his official visit to the South American country.

Prince Harry during a visit to a kindergarten for indigenous children in Santiago Credit: Dan Charity/The Sun/PA Wire

Harry was so smitten with one of the babies he said: "Who does this little one one belong to? Otherwise I'll take him home."

The fourth in line to the throne arrived to Chile on Thursday for an action-packed three-day visit.

The Prince has met Chile's President Michelle Bachelet at the La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago and attended the Queen's Birthday Party at the British Ambassador's residence in Santiago.

The fourth in line to the throne met Chile's president Michelle Bachelet. Credit: REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

Harry was also welcomed by special forces unit at their base outside Santiago, where he met with officers and soldiers and was briefed on their roles and military capabilities.

Harry is presented with a ceremonial knife at Peldehue in Chile Credit: PA

Prince Harry will join in the World Cup excitement that has struck Chile when he watches the nation take on Brazil today.

"I cannot finish without mentioning football - although this is a very sore subject at home - and the diplomatic challenge I face having just spent the last four days in Brazil," the royal said last night.

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Prince Harry tests his skills on a Formula One simulator

Prince Harry tried his hand at Formula One racing on his four day visit to Brazil, driving a racing simulator at the Ayrton Senna Institute in Sao Paulo.

Before leaving Brazil for Chile, Harry visited the institute founded by Ayrton Senna's family, just six months after the racing champion died in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix 1994.

Prince Harry on a Formula 1 driving simulator during his visit. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

During his visit, Harry also met Viviane Senna da Silva Lalli - Senna's sister who founded the institute.

Prince Harry talks to Vivienne Senna, sister of the late racing driver Ayrton Senna. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Prince Harry's signature on a replica Ayrton Senna helmet at the institute. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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Prince Harry plays football with children in Brazil

On the second day of his royal tour of Brazil, Prince Harry played goalkeeper in a spot of football with local school children.

The prince visited the Minas Tenis Clube sports club in Belo Horizonte, which will be one of the venues for Team GB and Paralympics GB's training camp during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Prince Harry plays football with young school children during a visit to Minas Tenis Clube in Belo Horizonte. Credit: PA

He also visited an outdoor swimming pool where he met Brazilian Olympic gold medalist swimmer Cesar Cielo.

Harry was later introduced to Judo athletes, including World Champion Luciano Ribeiro, before playing some basketball and meeting Brazilian rugby players.

Prince Harry hands out swimming medals during a visit to Minas Tenis Clube in Belo Horizonte on the second day of his tour of Brazil. Credit: PA

Prince Harry will watch England take on Costa Rica in their final World Cup match later today.

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