London, Apr 26 : Prince Harry is a soldier in the true sense of the word, for he certainly knows how to plan for a fight. However, this time the young British royal will be tackling a different kind of battle - that of Aids in southern Africa.
Fresh from the frontline in Afghanistan, Harry will be making a 12,000-mile round trip for a three-month mercy mission to the troubled kingdom of Lesotho, that too by putting a part of his holiday at stake.
By this move, Harry will be merging two of his pasions- the Army and Sentebale, the Aids orphan charity he set up in memory of his mother Princess Diana.
"This adventure represents the next step for the young officer Harry. It had been unclear what he planned to do next after returning from Afghanistan," The Sun quoted a pal, as saying.
The pal added: "But he is now expected to arrange and plan a period of training for his troops. Harry being Harry, he decided to do something totally different and came up with the idea of taking them to Lesotho. He knows better than anyone how much good a team of soldiers could do there in a relatively short space of time."
And sources claim that the 23-year-old is "extremely excited" about his mission, which shows his genuine interest for Lesotho.
Harry founded the Sentebale charity, two years back, after he made a pledge to do his bit to help Lesotho kids orphaned by Aids.
In fact, he is so much concerned for Lesotho kids that he even declared he would rather give up his career in the Army than neglect his charity. However, the final details of Harry's mission are still not confirmed.
He founded the charity to fund work with Aids orphans and dedicated it to the memory of his mother. He named it Sentebale which means "forget me not" in the local language.