Bangkok Post

Prince lands on sombre note

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SINGAPORE: Britain’s Prince Harry began a goodwill visit to Asia on a subdued note on Sunday following a deadly terror attack in London.

The fifth in line to the throne attended a reception at Eden Hall, the British High Commission­er’s official residence in Singapore, where a flag flew at half-mast in respect for the seven killed in Saturday night’s carnage.

The prince met staff and volunteers of Singaporea­n Aids and mental health charities, issues close to his heart following the efforts of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Harry, his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Catherine have started Heads Together, a campaign intended to remove the stigma surroundin­g mental health problems.

Harry also visited the Jamiyah Children’s Home where he took part in an iftar, the breaking of the fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan.

The prince also took part in a charity polo match benefiting Sentebale, his charity that supports children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

He next travels on to Sydney to promote his brainchild, the Invictus Games, which feature injured and sick service personnel from all round the world.

 ?? EPA ?? Britain’s Prince Harry speaks with Muslim Youth Ambassador of Peace Nazrath Faheema during an iftar in Singapore on Sunday.
EPA Britain’s Prince Harry speaks with Muslim Youth Ambassador of Peace Nazrath Faheema during an iftar in Singapore on Sunday.

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