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Prince Harry visits quake-hit Nepali village

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:33 GMT, Mar 24, 2016 |
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Prince Harry visited Nepal’s Lamjung village and met Mangali Tamang, the wife of an ex Gurkha on Monday (March 21) as part of his five-day tour in the country.

During his visit, the prince was served with a traditional millet meal with chicken curry and hot pickle of baked tomatoes and welcomed by a traditional dance troupe.

On Tuesday (March 22), Harry then trekked to Okhare Village School, which was devastated in earthquakes last year. It was renovated by the Gurkha Welfare trust.

The 31-year-old prince, who is fifth in line to the British throne also interacted with students and joined in a game of volleyball.

He then travelled to the lake city of Pokhara, 125 km (79 miles) west of Kathmandu where he was expected to meet families of Gurkha soldiers with whom he had served in Afghanistan. Harry also laid a wreath in memory of 13 dead British Gurkhas killed during the Afghanistan War.

He is in Nepal to raise awareness of the continuing need for international aid following last year’s devastating earthquakes which killed nearly 9,000 people.