Kensington Palace has released more details for Prince Harry’s upcoming trip to Nepal, which will take place over four days next month from Sunday, the 20th to Wednesday, the 23rd of March. This will be his first official visit he is making on behalf of Her Majesty’s government.
A Kensington 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 two hundred years of cooperation, Prince Harry will experience the strength of the relationship and traditional warmth of the Nepali welcome.”
The Prince will begin and end his tour in Kathmandu. He is also scheduled to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari. His Royal Highness will also meet citizens affected by the Nepal earthquakes.
He will learn of efforts being made to restore historic buildings and sites damaged by the earthquakes that ravaged the country in April and May of last year. He will also assist in growing awareness regarding disaster preparedness.
While in Afghanistan, the Prince served alongside Ghurka soldiers. During this visit, he will pay tribute to these soldiers at the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara.
The Prince will hear of the recruitment efforts of these forces. He will also commend the bravery and service to the Crown of these exceptional soldiers and of the assistance these forces provide to local communities in the aftermath of the earthquake.
During his visit, the Prince is keen to enjoy the natural beauty Nepal has to offer. He will have the opportunity to participate in a trek and to visit one of the country’s National Parks.