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Prince Harry to tour children’s hospital and open Girl Summit

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:11 GMT, Mar 24, 2016 |
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PRINCE HARRY will round off his trip to Nepal by touring a children’s hospital and opening the country’s Girl Summit.

Harry will open the Kathmandu summit which promotes gender equality with the first woman president, Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Nepal has the third highest rate of child marriage in south Asia, and the event follows up on the inaugural Girl Summit in the UK.

He recently stayed with the widow of a Gurkha rifleman as he made his way around the Asian country.

During the summit, organised by Nepal’s Ministry of Children, Women and Social Welfare, Harry will meet organisers and participants of the crucial summit.

Later the Prince will travel to Bhaktapur, where he will visit the Samo Thimi Technical School, which provides training for young women.

He will also tour the Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, where he will meet young people being treated in the hospital’s burns unit.

Many of the child patients were injured in accidents at camps for families left homeless by the 2015 earthquake.

With support from the British-led charity Burns Violence Survivors, the medical unit is promoting greater awareness of fire safety.

The five-day tour will end with a reception at the British embassy in Kathmandu, hosted by ambassador Richard Morris.

Harry will deliver a speech to the guests and meet some of the many individuals and groups who work closely with UK representatives in Nepal.