Prince Harry announces royal tour of Nepal

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry will visit Nepal this spring. The news was delivered via the palace's official Twitter account with a message that read, "Prince Harry will make an official visit to Nepal this spring. It will be the first time HRH has visited the country."


Prince Harry will visit Nepal this spring.

Harry's visit is being undertaken at the request of Her Majesty's government and will see him follow in the footsteps of his father Prince Charles and his grandparents the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, who have all carried out official visits to the region.

The last visit to Nepal was carried out by Prince Philip in 2000, and Prince Harry's trip will be the first official tour to Nepal since it became a republic in 2008.

While full details of his trip are yet to be confirmed, it is expected that Harry will see how the country is rebuilding following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu in April, which killed over 9,000 people and left a further 23,000 people injured.

Prince Charles has also visited the region.

Confirmation of Harry's official tour coincided with the announcement that his brother and sister-in-law would visit Bhutan following on from their official tour of India. The royal couple will visit King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and his wife, Jestsun Pema, when they travel to the remote mountain kingdom for the first time.

Prince Harry's jet-setting spring will continue with a trip to Orlando, Fla., in May, where the royal is hosting his Invictus Games event. The prince announced that he would be take the games to the U.S. for the first time last summer, and has said he hopes America will set the bar "even higher" than London, which staged the inaugural competition in 2014.

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