Prince Harry has always said that Africa is one of the few places in the world he can ‘truly be himself’. And he certainly proved that today as he took to his knees and danced on the grass with South African children. The Prince demonstrated he had a remarkably good sense of rhythm - much more so than his father - as he shimmied in time to the traditional whoops and wails of the youngsters. *** He was taught a series of phrases in sign language by 14-year-old Nandos Chabalalan including the words for family, father, mother, brother, sister and baby. The prince also managed to sign 'my name is Harry' and wiped his brow theatrically as he managed to pull it off. His companion, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, with whom he co-founded Sentebale, had him in stitches as he asked the children to teach the red-headed royal the word for ginger. *** Next it was on to a home economics class where a group of children were being taught to make 'fat cakes', a local doughnut style delicacy. Harry collapsed in giggles and rolled his eyes when asked to don a rather feminine lilac pinny but was even more amused by the frilly one that Prince Seeiso was offered. The pair were handed a huge vat of dough to roll out. 'And here's one we made earlier,' he joked, as Seeiso pretended to hit him with the rolling pin. He whipped up a batch of the cakes and, suprisingly, offered them to the watching press men. *** At St Bernadatte’s Centre for the Blind, which cares for 70 children aged between six and 23, Harry is considered ‘an angel from the heaven’ after helping to build dormitories for the children, who until then had been sleeping on the floor. He also raised funds to build a wall around the school, which was open to the elements and plagued by theft, as well as buy them cookers, pots and pans.
Sister Act III, The Prince and I
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