While Americans are giving thanks and enjoying turkey, Prince Harry will be heading to Africa to work with his children's charity on November 26, reports.
First, Harry will head to Lesotho for the opening of the 'Mamohato Children's Centre. His charity, , was founded to help vulnerable children, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. Along with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, Prince Harry started the organization in 2006 to honor their late mothers, Princess Diana and Queen 'Mamohato Bereng Seeiso.
When Harry first visited the mountain country 11 years ago, one of his local chaperones was Malineo Motsephe, known as Me 'Ma, who explained his deep connection to the country's orphans. "Harry is a maternal orphan himself, therefore [he] understands what a loss of a parent means," Me 'Ma told People. "During his visit, he used to say, 'I wonder what my mum would say today if she would see the enormous suffering inflicted on these children and youth by the scourge of HIV/AIDS.'"
Two days later, Harry will raise money for Sentebale by playing in a charity polo match in Cape Town, South Africa. He will also meet with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Then the prince will go on a four-day tour of the country on behalf of the British government. According to his office at Kensington Palace, his tour will focus on understanding South Africa's history, the issues facing young people in the country, and wildlife conservation.
The royal spent three months working with rangers and veterinarians on wildlife conservation in Namibia this summer. So he will also visit Kruger National Park to draw attention to anti-poaching efforts. His office said he "is keen to highlight their skills and professional training."
His final stop will be Johannesburg, to meet Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel.