Prince Harry is greeted by adoring fans during his visit to Leicester

Prince Harry was in Leicester today visiting a number of chartities and was met by crowds of adoring fans and schoolgirls.

The Prince followed the footsteps of his late mother, visiting an aids charity 26 years after Diana’s visit back in 1991.

The Prince visited Leicester AIDS Support Service (LASS) to find out how the charity, which celebrates it’s 30th birthday this year, provides support to those living with or effected by HIV.

The Prince was met by a host of adoring fans as local schoolgirls waited outside Hamilton College holding a huge sign with ‘We love you Harry’ written in glitter

After being shown photographs of the visit by the Princess of Wales in 1991, Harry unveiled a plaque paying tribute to the work of the charity.


One volunteer, who recalled the Princess’ visit, said of her son’s appearance: “It shows he’s got a good heart, like his mum.”

During a day-long series of engagements in Leicester, Harry spent time chatting to service users, volunteers and trustees.

The young prince also visited the ‘Yes You Can’ and ‘Pink Lizard’ charities to see how they engage with and empower young people from the local communities.

Before he left Harry listened to a performance of the ‘Yes You Can’ song by primary school pupils, tapping his feet and nodding to the harmonies, before undertaking a quick impromptu walkabout with some of the older pupils who had been waiting outside to greet him in the chill wind.