Prince Harry to visit Leicester in March

Prince Harry to visit Leicester

Prince Harry will be travelling to Leicester on Tuesday 21st March to visit local charities and projects in the city.

The visit follows the recent trip by Prince Charles to the city and the upcoming visit by the Queen to attend the Maundy Thursday service in April.

One of his key engagements on the day will be visiting Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS), which provides support for people who are living with or affected by HIV.

The charity was visited by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1991 and the Prince is following her footsteps by making the fight against HIV a major part of his public work.

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As part of his visit, Prince Harry will join a discussion with people affected by HIV, meet the charity’s partner organisations and unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the charity’s 30th birthday.

The Prince will also visit the Yes You Can and Pink Lizard projects in the city, which engage with and empower young people from local communities.

The ‘Yes You Can’ project uses peer mentors between the ages of 16 and 25 to inspire pupils who are underperforming at secondary schools.

The ‘Pink Lizard’ programme supports young people living in deprived communities by delivering learning opportunities which are uplifting, interesting and fun.

For many, this will be a touching visit as they see the young Prince follow in the footsteps of his iconic mother.