An orphan that Prince Harry befriended during a trip to Africa in 2004 was one of the guests at the Royal Wedding

by Asfa Shakeel

Relebohile Mutsu Potsane, an orphan that Prince Harry befriended during a trip to Africa in 2004, was one of the guests at the Royal wedding on the grounds of the Windsor Castle.

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An orphan Prince Harry met in 2004 attended the Royal Wedding on Saturday. (Image source: Instagram/The Royal Family)

In 2004, Prince Harry visited Africa during his gap year. While visiting the Mants’ase Children’s Home for orphans in the African Kingdom of Lesotho, the Prince met and developed a close friendship with Mutsu, who was only four years old at the time.

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Prince Harry met Mutsu during his gap year that he spent in Africa, (Image source: Twitter/Kensington Palace)

Mutsu, now 18, attended the Royal wedding as one of the ten representatives of the Sentebale charity, which Prince Harry founded in 2006 to help children and young adults that were affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

The Sentebale charity shared a photo of its members enjoying the wedding and wrote a sweet message for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex alongside it, “Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, from everyone at Sentebale. We were delighted that some of our Lesotho team were able to join in the very special celebrations in Windsor today!”

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Mutsu attended the Royal Wedding as a representative of the Sentebale charity that Prince Harry founded. (Image source: Twitter/Sentebale)

In 2015, Prince Harry met Mutsu again when he returned to Lesotho for the opening of the charity’s new children center. During the inauguration, Harry said, “This charity is a way in which Prince Seeiso and I can remember our mothers, who both worked with vulnerable children and people affected by Aids. I really feel that by doing this I can follow in my mother’s footsteps and keep her legacy alive.”

Princess Diana was known for being the first Royal to not shy away from speaking up about sexually transmitted diseases.

Prince Harry met Mutsu again in 2015 when he visited Lesotho to open a new wing for children at his charity. (Image source: Twitter/British Royal News)

The grounds of the Windsor Castle were open to 2460 members of the public, which included 200 representatives from different charities Prince Harry has gotten attached to over his many years of public service. This included the WellChild Charity and the Invictus Games Foundation. The representatives from these two charities were among the first to congratulate the couple as they left the church.

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The representatives of the charities were among the first to congratulate the Royal Couple after they left the Church. (Image source: Instagram/The Royal Family)

Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, who has become a close friend of Prince Harry’s, also attended the wedding and spoke to BBC, during their live coverage of the event, to talk about how Harry’s charity work has shaped him and made him a better human. He even mentioned that he hopes to meet the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, soon.

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Prince Seeiso said he hopes to meet the Duchess of Sussex soon. (Image source: Twitter/Royal Central)

Prince Seeiso said, “I hope he will bring Meghan to Lesotho to see what he’s been doing all these years. And when he comes, he can have a feast.”

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He says he looks forward to throwing her a feast when she comes to visit him. (Image source: Twitter/TMIdotBUZZ)

He added, “The young Harry who first arrived in Lesotho in 2004 is now a grown man getting married. I’ve come here with all the wishes of Lesotho, I’m not here on my own behalf I’m here representing the entire nation who are so happy.”



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  • Dorianne Riley
    May 21, 2018

    Can’t believe all the assumptions being made regarding the Royal Wedding. Just stop and let them start living life as a married couple.

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