Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso have hosted a summer ball to mark 10 years since the setup of their joint charity project, Sentebale.
The event was held at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Wednesday 7th May 2014.
In attendance were Andrew Philips, Beverley Knight, Laura Main (Call the Midwife), Tom Bradby (ITV News) among other royalty, celebrities and entertainers. A red carpet photo session was followed drinks reception then a performance from Joss Stone and Beverley Knight. Awards were handed out to Sentebale workers and speeches made by the two Princes.
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho said of the charity’s foundation:
“Harry and I know what it is like to lose a parent, or parents in my case, and it is a combined desire to carry on our mothers’ legacy of work that formed Sentebale”
In his speech, Prince Harry took a moment to reflect on the work of the charity’s projects:
“We are providing herd boys with an education, specialist care and support to those living with disabilities, a home for children for whom no other support exists and psychosocial support for children living with HIV.”
“…When I see or hear the difference that Sentebale and its partners have made in the last 10 years, it is a constant reminder that, not only are we doing great things in this little African country, but how much we rely on the help and expertise of everyone around us.”
“What a difference we can make if we all work together.”
Awards were given to several workers from Sentabale, including the leader of the herd boy education program, Mokhachane Lerotholi and Relationships Manager Malineo Motsephe.