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2013-02-27 13:55
 
Cape Town - All eyes will be fixed on Prince Harry when he hosts an exclusive gala for South Africa's leading philanthropists in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening, reports Express UK.

During the exclusive dinner, the Prince will attempt to raise funds surmounting £2.4m for a new welfare centre which aims to provide to help people suffering with HIV/Aids in Lesotho.

Harry will attempt to raise a record amount of money in just one evening.

This gala event comes after Harry arrived in Lesotho on Monday for his two-day mission to oversee work done by his charity Sentebale and meet with local government officials.

This was Harry's first official public engagement since returning from Afghanistan a few weeks ago.

The charity, which Harry set up with Lesotho's Prince Seeiso in 2006 in memory of their late mothers, aims to fund various projects within the poverty stricken country to support orphans.

Prince Harry's big plans

According to reports, the charity has seen a substantial growth since its launch, raising more than £2m per year.

The last time Harry visited Lesotho was back in 2010 when he brought his older brother Prince William along to see Sentebale at work, reports the BBC.

During his visit in Lesotho, Harry visited various charity projects, met with King Letsie and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to discuss his new plans for his charity and set ideals to alleviate poverty in the country.

On Wednesday morning Harry was photographed visiting local schools where he sat in on lessons and played with some of the children.

Harry is set to leave South Africa after the gala, and was reportedly set to attend the wedding of Sir Richard Branson's son with his girlfriend Cressida Bonas at Branson's private Kruger farm, but will no longer be attending.


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