Prince Harry joins in colourful Holi festival

Britain's Prince Harry taking part in Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, while visiting the Gauda Secondary School in Okhari, in the foothills of the Himalayas, on Tuesday. The following day, the British royal, who was on an official six-day trip t
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Britain's Prince Harry taking part in Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, while visiting the Gauda Secondary School in Okhari, in the foothills of the Himalayas, on Tuesday. The following day, the British royal, who was on an official six-day trip to Nepal, announced that he would extend his stay by six days to help rebuild a village school damaged during last year's quake. "The people I have met and the beauty of this country make it very hard to leave. Thankfully, however, I'm not leaving just yet," Reuters news agency quoted the prince as saying at a reception hosted by the British Embassy in Kathmandu. "I will be spending the next six days in a remote village with a charity called Team Rubicon. The team I'm joining will be working with a community to rebuild a school damaged in the earthquake." A member of the British army for 10 years before retiring in June last year, Prince Harry served alongside Gurkha troops in Afghanistan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2016, with the headline 'Prince Harry joins in colourful Holi festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe