Prince Harry’s Final Day in South Africa

  December 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm by

On his final day in South Africa, Prince Harry has had an audience with the country’s President, Jacob Zuma.

The duo met at the President’s residence, Mahlamba Ndlopfu, in Pretoria where during their hour-long meeting they spoke about efforts to help vulnerable children, a topic which has been one of the theme’s of the Prince’s visit.

Prince Harry then moved on to the Siyabonga School in Soweto to talk to students taking part in the Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within program and those appointed Queen’s Young Leaders, both a programs which aim to inspire youth to get into leadership positions. He spent much time speaking with the people in attendance, listening to their experiences and sharing his own about how the military shaped the person he is today.

After lunch, Harry dropped by the community space The Bus Hub where an expo on youth entrepreneurship had been arranged in connection to promote developing South African businesses to the country’s number one exporter, British market. Local performers took to the stage during the expo, earning rave reviews from their royal audience.

The final event on the Prince’s agenda was a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for the “Remembering Madiba” tribute in the lead-up to the second anniversary of the late President’s death. Harry was greeted by Graca Machal, the late President’s widow, and delivered a short speech before being shown the private archives located in the building’s basement, a number of pieces had been brought out for the Prince to look at, including a photograph of President Mandela with Diana, Princess of Wales taken in 1997.

Prince Harry with Graca Machal during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, December 3

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