New pictures from Prince Harry’s covert trip to Africa show him looking visibly upset.
The Duke of Sussex paid respect to the victims of the genocide against the Tutsi people in 1994 by visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda last week. He appeared thoughtful as he did so.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial’s official Twitter account captioned the images as follows: “While in Rwanda, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex paid his respects to victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.”
Harry’s decision to make the difficult visit was respected by royal admirers, one of whom wrote: “His mother’s son in every way. Words are less powerful than deeds. Full of compassion and empathy. “Really, a great human being,” along with a red heart emoji.
“Thank you for supporting such an important issue,” a second said. While a third added the words “Good heart Harry” and a red heart emoji.
As president of African Parks, a non-profit organization that oversees national parks all over the continent, Harry visited the continent on business.
A representative for the 37-year-old said that during the trip, “she welcomed and co-hosted a group of US officials, conservationists, and philanthropists as they toured protected wildlife and nature areas.”
The Prince met with President Paul Kagame while he was in Africa. In a photo released by the president’s office, Harry is pictured standing next to the President while sporting a casual green shirt and beige pants.
“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, visited Rwanda as part of his work as President of African Parks,” read the tweet from President Kagame.
“Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks will be managed by the Rwandan government in accordance with agreements with African Parks.”
The father of two has a long history with and affection for Africa, where he has participated in numerous charitable endeavors.
The Prince said in a stirring address to the UN last month: “Since my first trip to Africa at the age of 13, I’ve always found hope on the continent. In fact, it has been my lifeline for the majority of my life. It’s where I felt the closest to my mother and went for comfort after she passed away, and it’s where I realized my wife was my soul mate.
Despite the fact that the couple will be traveling together next month for a joint visit to the UK and then on to Germany for the Invictus Games, it doesn’t appear that the Duchess of Sussex, his wife Meghan Markle, has accompanied him on the trip.
“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September,” a spokesperson for the couple said.