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Prince Harry learns sign language
Feb 27, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Harry has been learning sign language during his trip to Lesotho.
The 28-year-old royal is currently on a trip to the south African mountain kingdom to see the work of his Sentebale charity and during a visit to the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, he was being taught how to communicate with children who can't hear.
Sky News' special correspondent Alex Crawford, in the capital, said: 'He interacts incredibly beautifully with young people, even those who are deaf and obviously communication is an issue.
'But he was learning and asking them through sign language experts what their favourite subjects were at school and they were all really straining to talk to him, obviously overwhelmed by him.'
He will also visit St Bernadette's Resource Centre for the Blind where he will watch children learning Braille and join students for a game of five-a-side football.
Harry - who recently returned from Afghanistan - set up the charity with Lesotho's Prince Seeiso in 2006 in memory of both of their mothers.
Lesotho has one of the world's highest rates of HIV/Aids and there is also widespread poverty and unemployment.
More than half the country depends on food assistance to survive.
Harry's charity Sentebale works with local communities at grassroots level.
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