Prince Harry‘s charity work affects many people, but him most of all.
The 32-year-old royal appears in an ITV documentary about his charity work in Lesotho, Africa, which features a heartwarming moment in which Harry reunites with an orphan named Mutsu, whom he first met 12 years ago during his gap year and kept in touch with through letters.
Mutsu, now 16, and the prince shared a warm hug when they saw each other again last November. Harry smiled as he lifted the teenager off the ground before they caught up. They crossed paths again earlier this year when Mutsu took his first overseas trip to London to perform at Kensington Palace during a fundraising concert headlined by Coldplay with a choir sponsored by Harry’s charity.
The new documentary centers around Prince Harry’s work with Sentebale, the charity he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 to improve conditions for those affected by HIV and Aids in the country.
Harry told ITV he has been drawn to Africa since he visited as a young boy.
“I think anybody that I’ve spoken to who has been to Africa, most of the people get it, and Africa gets them,” he said. “For me personally, it’s an escape. And now not only have I found that escape, but I’ve found a way to try and use the name and the position for good.”
The prince shared that anybody can make a difference.
“If you’re me, if you’re an Average Joe, if whoever you are, if you can’t affect politics and change the big things in the world then just do whatever you can do — whether it’s in your local community, your village, your local church — walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping them cross the road. Whatever if it is, just do good. Why wouldn’t you?” he said.
He continued, “The good stories are what make people tick every day, surely? It’s fun to be good and it’s boring to be bad - but you can be naughty as well as good.”
Good old Harry! he just described himself.
'Prince Harry in Africa' will air on Monday (9 p.m. London time) on ITV.