Prince Harry to make a film about poaching in Lesotho

Prince Harry is tipped to make a documentary film accompanying wounded war veterans to Lesotho or Botswana to track wildlife poachers. He is well suited to the job and has done some media work already.

Prince Harry loves Africa
Prince Harry loves Africa and his sense of fun is infectious. Photo: Getty.

His has worked as a wildlife conservation volunteer in Africa already. Last week he released his own photographs to highlight the threat to elephants and rhinos from poaching.

I think most of us know that Harry loves Africa. He has said it many times before. I think he likes the freedom that it brings, far away from the claustrophobic and restricting atmosphere of being a royal in the United Kingdom. I think he is too natural to be a royal to be perfectly honest.

A spokesperson for the project said:

“Africa is very close to Harry’s heart. He spent a lot of time there as a child. He did amazing work with wounded veterans with Walking with the Wounded and has spent a lot of time with them since 2010. He is keen to do something else along those lines. This would be an interesting new departure from the expeditions to the pole.”

Spokesperson for the project

Harry is also involved in discussions about a second documentary which would highlight the lives of shepherd boys in Lesotho. Apparently, boys as young as five tend sheep and cattle in the beautiful, bleak mountains and they often spend months away from their home.

The country has one of the world’s highest HIV rates. The younger brother to the King of Lesotho, Prince Seeiso, set up a charity with Harry to support the vulnerable children of the country. It’s called Sentebale.

Prince Harry is perhaps the most popular Royal because of his naturalness. I think he will spend a lot of time in Africa over the forthcoming years. As I recall, there are discussions about him representing the UK in Africa and working out there on various projects in addition to the documentary films mentioned above. I understand that his wife is happy to live in Africa while Harry works on these projects.