‘Prince Harry In Africa’ on ITV 9pm, 19th December

Sentebale is delighted to announce a new documentary following Prince Harry’s return to Lesotho, a decade after he set up the charity with Prince Seeiso. The film will be broadcast on ITV at 9pm on Monday 19th December.

Prince Harry first travelled to Lesotho 12 years ago, shadowed by broadcaster Tom Bradby. After seeing the difficulties experienced by the country’s disadvantaged children, Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso founded Sentebale, which provides care, support and education to youth affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana.

Prince Harry holds Mutsu Potsane, aged 6, in 2006. Credit: :John Stillwell/PA

Prince Harry holds Mutsu, aged 6, in 2006. Credit: John Stillwell/PA.

Sentebale works with grassroots organisations to help some of the most vulnerable children and adolescents lead healthy, happy lives in Lesotho. In 2015, Sentebale announced plans to expand into five sub-Saharan African countries by 2020, delivering psychosocial support to 10 to 19 year olds who are struggling to come to terms with living with HIV. On 27th November 2016, Sentebale launched the first of three weeks of camp in Botswana, providing support to 150 young people.

This film will see Prince Harry set off on an unforgettable adventure, where cameras will bear witness to his travels through the beautiful and challenging scenery to remote locations with his deeply personal aim of discovering the stories that he wants to tell to the world. The film will also capture the moment that Prince Harry is reunited with Mutsu, a teenager who Prince Harry met with Prince Seeiso on his first visit to Lesotho, and with whom he has since remained in regular contact.

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso are reunited with Mutsu in December 2014. Chris Jackson/Getty Images.

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso are reunited with Mutsu in December 2014. Chris Jackson/Getty Images.

Featuring footage of Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso helping out with Sentebale’s work on the ground and interacting with the local children, the film will discover how the Princes and the charity have worked to support vulnerable young people, especially adolescents affected by HIV. In an interview with Bradby, Prince Harry will reveal his motives for setting up Sentebale, his passion for the future of the charity’s work as it expands and how he’s determined to use his unique position to do good.

The documentary is produced by Big Earth Productions and Executive Producer and Director is Russ Malkin.

The documentary was commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual, James Cohen, Factual Commissioning Editor, and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.

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