Prince Harry is definitely looking forward to his next adventure. Following his tour of South Africa last year, the royal is embarking on his first trip to Nepal next month, where he'll meet the country's president, chat with locals and trek through a national park.
The 31-year-old will kick off his three-day tour on March 20 in the capital city of Kathmandu. Harry’s visit to the South Asian country is being conducted “at the request of Her Majesty's Government,” according to a release from Kensington Palace.
Harry has been “moved” by the strength and stories of the individuals who suffered from the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, which left thousands dead last April and May. The charming prince will meet with those who were affected by last year’s disaster to learn more about the efforts to restore the country’s historic buildings and to help with disaster preparedness.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said, “Prince Harry is really looking forward to his first trip to Nepal. It is a country he has long wanted to visit.”
They added, "He has been moved by the stories of resilience of the Nepali people following the earthquakes last year and is now eager to learn more about their country and culture. With Britain and Nepal currently celebrating two hundred years of cooperation, Prince Harry will experience the strength of the relationship and traditional warmth of the Nepali welcome."
During his trip, Prince William’s brother will trek one of Nepal’s national parks and meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Harry will also pay a visit to the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara, where he will commend the bravery and service of “an exceptional group of soldiers.” In a photo shared on the palace's Instagram account, they noted that Harry is "eager to learn more about their country and culture."
William and his wife Kate will also be heading to Asia this coming spring on their own royal tour of India and Bhutan. It was announced last year that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would journey on their first official overseas trip since visiting New York City in 2014.