Prince Harry reunited with a long-time friend during his visit to Lesotho on Thursday (Nov. 26). The 31-year-old royal visited with teenager Mutsu Potsane, whom he initially met during his first trip to the region in 2004. The pair caught up at the opening of the new Mahamato's Children's Centre.
Mutsu was just four years old when the prince spent time at the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans near Mohale's Hoek, outside of Maseru, Lesotho. They developed a bond and have remained in touch ever since, sharing letters and meeting up during the majority of Harry's visits to Lesotho over the past decade, including the royal's trip to the country in December 2014.
Mutsu is just one of the many children who have benefitted from Sentabale, the charity which Harry set up with his friend Prince Seeiso in memory of their late mothers. The youngster has been part of Sentebale's scholarship program and has benefitted from residential care and financial grants – assistance he is incredibly grateful for judging by the letter he sent to Harry before their last meeting in 2014.
"I hope you remember when we were together when planting peach trees and I know you feel happy when I am still writing the letters to you," Mutsu wrote. "I feel very happily when I dream/remember about you because you have being (sic) with me from my childhood and you have bought me the blue gum boots."
Harry is on a week-long tour to Lesotho and South Africa, during which he will also play in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup on Saturday. HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash will join the Prince every step of the way, and will share all of the details and regular updates in a travel diary on HELLO! Online.