Prince Harry is to travel to Africa with his army regiment this year to help the charity he founded.

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Harry and other soldiers from the Blues and Royals will travel to Lesotho to build care facilities and repair buildings during the three-week expedition.

They will be working for Sentebale, the charity set up in 2006 by Harry to help AIDS orphans.

The expedition to Africa will be overseen by an army officer senior to Harry and has been planned for several months, though it is believed the prince suggested they specifically visit Lesotho

Sentebale – which means forget-me-not in the local language – offers financial aid and management support to community projects in the land-locked African region.

It was set up by Harry in memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who was famed for her charity work, in particular with children.

The prince first visited the region during his gap year in 2004 and has since returned several times to receive updates on the work done by his charity.