Prince Harry received by Botswana president
Prince Harry was received by the President of Botswana yesterday (05.09.16).
The 31-year-old royal met up with Ian Khama at the Presidential Palace in Gaborone, the country’s capital and largest city, and the British High Commissioner to the nation, Katharine Ransome, was also in attendance.
The Court Circular – the official record of past royal engagements – stated: “Prince Henry of Wales was received by The President of the Republic of Botswana at the Presidential Palace, Gaborone, Botswana, today.
“Her Excellency Ms Katharine Ransome (British High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana) was present.”
Harry has close ties with the country and in May it was announced the work of his Sentebale charity, which supports HIV positive youngsters in Africa, will be expanded to Botswana.
He told guests at the Sentebale Polo Cup in Florida that he wanted to “give as much back” as he could to the country.
He said: “This year, we are working with established partners and government departments elsewhere across southern Africa; and I’m delighted to confirm that we will be expanding our camp programme into Botswana, a country I have been visiting regularly for almost two decades and genuinely feel I need to give as much back to as I can.
“We are confident that, in partnership with others and by maximising our use of the new centre, we will provide 1 million hours of support to children and young people living with HIV and Aids across the region by 2020.
“That’s an ambitious goal, but as I’ve already mentioned, the scale of the challenge demands bold action.”