Prince Harry heading to Africa after the army
Prince Harry will carry out voluntary work in Africa for his first post-army role.
The 30-year-old British royal announced today (17.03.15) he will leave the army in June following a decade of service, which saw him complete two tours of Afghanistan.
Kensington Palace has now revealed he will fly to sub-Sahara Africa in the summer and spend several weeks working with charity projects.
A spokesman said: “Prince Harry will spend a period of summer carrying out a programme of voluntary work alongside field-based conservation experts in Africa. He will focus his time learning how local communities in sub-Saharan Africa are working to protect and conserve their natural resources and wildlife.”
In September, Harry will return to the UK where he continue his work with the Personal Recovery Unit in London to help rehabilitate injured service men and women.
The Kensington Palace spokesman added: “In Autumn, Prince Harry will return to work in a voluntary capacity with the Ministry of Defence’s Recovery Capability Programme, while actively considering other longer term employment opportunities.
“Prince Harry will continue to support Case Officers at London District’s Personal Recovery Unit, working with both those who are administering and receiving physical and mental care within the London District area. This will enable him to continue developing his knowledge of the entire recovery process, placing him in an informed position to further support wounded, injured or sick servicemen and women into the future.”
Harry has been widely praised in all quarters for the major role he played in creating the Invictus Games, a sporting event which wounded military personnel can compete in.
Kensington Palace also confirmed that Harry will continue to support the work of Queen Elizabeth and the royal family and will be carrying out numerous duties in the future.