Prince Harry’s Nepal trip
Prince Harry’s itinerary for his upcoming visit to Nepal has been revealed.
The 31-year-old royal will travel to the country for the first time from March 19 to 23 to visit those devastated by last year’s earthquakes which killed more than 8,000 people and he will begin his visit at a reception hosted by Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa.
On March 20, he will meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Nepal’s first female President, at the Presidential Palace in Kathmandu.
The following day he is expected to visit areas devastated by the earthquake, including the Golden Temple, from where the local response to natural disaster was coordinated.
He will also visit a temporary camp for families who lost their homes in the earthquakes and speak to survivors.
A trip to Bardia National Park, rafting and hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas are also on the agenda.
During his time in the British Army, Harry served with Gurkha troops from Nepal famed for their fighting prowess and he will visit the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara and stay overnight at a Gurkha homestay.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “Prince Harry is really looking forward to his first trip to Nepal. It is a country he has long wanted to visit.
“He has been moved by the stories of resilience of the Nepali people following the earthquakes last year and is now eager to learn more about their country and culture. With Britain and Nepal currently celebrating 200 years of cooperation, Prince Harry will experience the strength of the relationship and traditional warmth of the Nepali welcome.”