It didn't take me long to decide which royal I would choose to write about tonight. Prince Harry has been making headlines for a host of reasons lately, most notably the 28-year-old prince was photographed hugging new flame Cressida Bonas while they were skiing in Verbier, Switzerland with the Yorks (Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their mother Sarah).
Their hug came a day after Harry surprised onlookers at a restaurant by kissing Cressida while she was sitting on his lap. One diner said:
'It was clear they couldn't keep their hands off each other. One minute they were sat at the table with Andrew, Fergie and their daughters, the next they were acting like teenagers in a darkened cinema. They were very affectionate with each other. Cressida was wearing a little black dress.'
A skiing trip to Klosters in 2004 confirmed William and Kate were a couple and Harry is sending the same message by publicly hugging Cressida. It's very much becoming the royal way to announce a romance. :)
The prince purchased a pair of Manitobah Mukluks Snow Boots as a treat for Cressida. He decided on a grey leather and fur pair by the Canadian retail brand which retail for £300 at Shoe Me. The assistant said: "He came in a little before closing time, he was very nice."
I do love a royal romance and following the Vegas pictures and Harry's recent Afghanistan interview, I think some stability and romance is exactly what he needs (yes, yes I know it's early days...). From what I've seen of Cressida she seems lovely and she and Harry make a great looking couple. We'll be getting to know Cressida better in a post specifically about her shortly. :)
Prince Harry has travelled to Lesotho to learn about his charity Sentebale's latest projects. Harry founded Sentebale in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help vulnerable children, the forgotten victims of poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Harry has been thoroughly enjoying his trip and turned a cookery class into a comedy show by wearing a rather fetching pink apron and offering his produce to the press. He showed off his culinary talents cooking fat cakes - Lesotho doughnuts - when he joined pupils in a home economics class at a deaf centre in Lesotho.
Royal correspondent Richard Palmer reveals the cakes were very nice indeed!
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A number of pupils taught Harry how to sign a welcome message written on the classroom blackboard - "We love Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso". The prince was also taught the words for sister, mother and father and was corrected by a pupil who pulled and pushed his fingers, then gave him the task of writing the words on the board as she signed them. At one point a seven-year-old who was sitting at the back of the class began to cry because he could not see the royals, and he was brought up to sit on Prince Seesio's knee, a very cute moment that made me smile. :)
Prince Harry talks with a young girl, Tebello Sechocha, during his visit to the St. Bernadette School for the visually impaired. In Lesotho disability is very sadly seen as a stigma by some parents. I hope this visit will shed some light on this and help to change attitudes.
Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso took part in a kneeling dance with children. You can watch a great video at The Telegraph.
I have no doubt Diana is immensely proud of Harry and his achievements with Sentebale.