Prince Harry Brings to Wedding the African Orphan He Befriended as a Kid


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While the media has always loved to portray Prince Harry as that ‘wild’ prince who broke a lot of ladies’ hearts, that’s all in the past now. He has settled down and got himself a nice young lady who tamed his wild side, so to speak.
Prince Harry Brings to Wedding the African Orphan He Befriended as a Kid

But what many people don’t really know (or chose not to remember) is that Prince Harry has a big heart for the poor, unfortunate people living in Africa. His mother, the late Princess Diana, had plenty of humanitarian causes and many of these were in Africa where she had also brought her boys.

Prince Harry Brings to Wedding the African Orphan He Befriended as a Kid
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In 2004, Prince Harry spent a gap year in Lesotho, an African nation, where he helped children stricken with HIV and AIDS. In his many visits to Mants’ase Children’s Home for orphans located near Mohale’s Hoek, outside Maseru (the capital of Lesotho), Prince Harry met Relebohile Mutsu Potsane who was just 4 years old at the time.

The boy and Prince Harry struck an unlikely friendship. The prince would give Potsane a gift he would always treasure: a pair of blue willies (boots).

Despite the huge gap in their status in life as well as the distance between them, the two remained good friends. According to reports, the two were reunited around 4 years ago through an ITV documentary.

Prince Harry Brings to Wedding the African Orphan He Befriended as a Kid
Photo credit: Sentebale

The prince immediately gave Potsane a big hug when they met again.

So, when the prince got married to Meghan Markle, Potsane was among those he invited to witness this special moment in his life. (WATCH: The Royal Wedding Full Video: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Married)

Prince Harry got married to Meghan Markle
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Now 18 years old, Potsane joined the entourage from Lesotho as one of the representatives of Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity.

“He’s a bit shy now, but he’s doing really well. He’s just finishing school,” Sentebale chairman Johnny Hornby described Potsane.


Aside from Sentebale representatives, the wedding was also witnessed by around 200 representatives from various charities the Royals support and run across the globe.

But Potsane stands out from all the rest of these representatives because of the friendship he shares with the prince…

— Danielle Ramos, The Summit Express


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