Prince Harry meets orphan boy in Africa: 14 years later he gets seat of honor at royal wedding

May 28, 2018 lilit 0 Comments

Very few people missed the magnificent royal wedding that took place this weekend at St. George’s chapel, Windsor.

Friends and family came from far and wide to witness the union, with plenty of unexpected guests adding to the flavor of celebrations.

Having been an event to garner worldwide interest, an estimated TV audience of an incredible two billion sat down to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange their vows.

As a direct result of the sheer magnitude of proceedings, there has been much and more said of the wedding. Numerous stories have come to life since the weekend, thanks in no small part to the stellar cast of guests there to see Harry and Meghan wed.

Amongst the David Beckhams, George Clooneys, Tom Hardys and Elton Johns of the world, was an African orphan who Prince Harry met for the very first time 14 years ago.

In attendance at the wedding, besides the more obvious of guests, were 200 people from various charities that the royal family has helped throughout the years.
Harry and Mutsu

Within that select group was 18-year-old Mutsu Potsane, who met Prince Harry when he was just four-years-old.

Prince Harry was reunited with orphan Mutsu Potsane, at the opening of the Mamohato Children's Centre for children with HIV and AIDS. Mutsu was just four years old when he first met Prince Harry and the pair have remained in contact ever since!

It was during a mission to help children with HIV and AIDS in the African country of Lesotho that Harry, then just 19 himself, came into contact with Mutsu for the very first time.

Mutsu lived in an orphanage outside Lesotho’s capital of Maseru.

The two instantly struck up a friendship, and Mutsu followed Harry everywhere he went. Merely two years later, Harry, together with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, founded the charity organization ‘Sentabale’… ‘Forget Me Not’. 

The aim of the organization was to assist and give hope to children with HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana. Over the years, Harry has returned to Lesotho several times, and every time he has been greeted by his friend Mutsu.

Prince Harry and Mutsu in Lesotho in 2014.

Representatives from Sentebale

Fittingly, it was finally Mutsu’s turn to visit Prince Harry. Mutsu was one of ten representatives from the Sentebale organization present as Harry married on Saturday.

It’s proof that the British prince really does have his mother’s heart.

Of course, Prince Seeiso was also at the wedding.

“I’ve come here with all the wishes of Lesotho, I’m not here on my own behalf I’m here representing the entire nation who are so happy,” Prince Seeiso said, as per British newspaper the Daily Mail.

Mutsu, who was amongst the first to congratulate the newly married couple, is doing well today and enjoying his studies.

Well, that certainly warmed my heart! I really hope Prince Harry continues to work as he has done for the benefit of others. 

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