The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was attended by 600 people, 200 of which are representatives from the various charities the Royals support around the world. But of these people, a young man stood out for his unlikely friendship with the group.
Mutsu Relebohile Potsane was just 4 years old when he met the prince. It was back in 2004 when Harry took a gap year which he spent in Lesotho, a poor African nation where a lot of kids are suffering from HIV and AIDS.
An orphan, Potsane lived in Mants’ase Children’s Home for Orphans just outside the country’s capital, Maseru. The two struck a tight bond, something that they would keep for years.
They stayed in touch and ITV was able to reunite the two for a documentary some years later. Prince Harry immediately recognized his friend and ran to give him a big hug.
Through Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity in Lesotho, Potsane was able to go to school and is now about to finish his studies. The young orphan Prince Harry had met in Lesotho those many years ago has now turned 18 years old.
“He’s a bit shy now, but he’s doing really well. He’s just finishing school,” revealed Johnny Hornby, the chairman of Sentebale.
For his wedding, Prince Harry did not forget to invite and bring to England his young friend. Potsane was among the official guests from Lesotho, with the entourage comprised of not just representatives from the charity but also Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.
“The young Harry who first arrived in Lesotho in 2004 is now a grown man getting married.
I’ve come here with all the wishes of Lesotho, I’m not here on my own behalf I’m here representing the entire nation who are so happy,” Prince Seeiso of Lesotho said.