Prince Harry is to attend a fundraising dinner in Dubai next month for his charity, Sentebale.
The 29-year-old royal will be guest of honour at Sentebale’s Forget-Me-Not Dinner at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel on October 7.
Sentebale, which was co-founded by Prince Harry, is partnering with the Al Jalila Foundation established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to help raise money to build the Mamohato Children’s Centre of Excellence in Lesotho.
The centre will support HIV-positive youngsters in Lesotho in dealing with their emotional and psychological problems.
“We are delighted to be holding the Sentebale Forget-Me-Not Dinner in Dubai,” the charity’s CEO, Cathy Ferrier said. “It comes near the end of a busy year of fundraising, which will help us reach our goal or building the Mamohato Children’s Centre.”
Harry, who recently became an uncle to Prince George, founded the charity in 2007 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to give vulnerable children in the country support and help they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
Earlier this year, the now fourth-in-line, attended the Sentebale – Stories of Hope exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, in London.
The exhibition displayed images taken by award-winning Royal photographer, Chris Jackson, of the work that the charity does in helping the children of Lesotho.
Currently more than 37,000 children under 14 live with HIV in Lesotho, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
In 2003, after completing his A-Levels, Harry went on a gap year. As part of his travels the Prince visited Lesotho, where he worked with orphaned children and made the documentary The Forgotten Kingdom.