'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.