See Photos from Prince Harry's Momentous Trip to Nepal
Prince Harry's latest trip may be an official visit on behalf of Her Majesty's government, but from the looks of it the royal is having the time of his life.
On Saturday, the 31-year-old prince kicked off a 5-day trip to Nepal, and the country welcomed him with open arms. Prince Harry arrived in the South Asian nation's capital, Kathmandu, where he spoke at a government reception about how special Nepal is to him. "I'm sure you hear this all the time, but your country holds a special place in the imagination for so many people," he said.
The prince's visit marks the bicentennial of lateral relations between Britain and Nepal. It also comes just short of the 1-year anniversary of the devastating earth quakes that rocked the republic in April of last year. On Sunday, Prince Harry visited historic sites in the capital that were severely damaged during the quakes, as well as a temporary camp where those who were made homeless by the disaster have been living.
On Monday, the prince arrived in the Bardia region of Nepal, where he visited the Bardia National Park to highlight conservation efforts there. Keep reading to see photos from his trip.
Prince Harry gives a traditional Namaste welcome at a reception hosted by the Government of Nepal in Kathmandu. He told the guests: "I know that I arrive in Nepal as you approach the first anniversary of the earthquakes that took so many lives. I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the reserve and resilience of the Nepali people. I want to show all those around the world who want to help that this country is open for business. I can't wait to get out there and see all this country has to offer."
This is Purushottam Suwal showing Prince Harry around Byasi Earthquake camp in Bhaktapur. He is 15 years old and is chairman of the site's management committee. He has lived in the temporary camp with his family and 250 other people for almost a year. He was made chairman because he took such an active role in helping his community in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes. He epitomises the resolve and resilience of the Nepali people that Prince Harry spoke about on arrival in the country yesterday. #HarryInNepal
HRH tells President Bhandari he's delighted to be in Nepal & looks forward to opening the Girls Summit later in week pic.twitter.com/OLcvHQh4hs— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2016
At a camp for families whose homes were destroyed by the earthquakes. The guide is 15 year old Purushottam Suwal pic.twitter.com/mMItNjz57U— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2016