British Royal Family

Our hearts! Prince Harry invited an African orphan he met over a decade ago to the royal wedding

They don’t call him the People’s Prince for nothing!

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Prince Harry invited a very special guest to the royal wedding over the weekend: his friend, Relebohile 'Mutsu' Potsane.
The new Duke of Sussex, 33, first crossed paths with the orphan when he was just four-years-old, when volunteering at the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans in the African kingdom of Lesotho in 2004.
The duo formed an immediate bond clear to see in some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the young prince, and have stayed in touch ever since.
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Harry and Mutsu first crossed paths more than a decade ago when the prince was volunteering at the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans in the African kingdom of Lesotho.
The incredible photos taken during the trip are some of the most widely recognised shots of the beloved royal.
Harry kept in contact with the orphan and made sure he was present at his wedding.
Mutsu, now 18, is believed to have been among the first to congratulate Harry and his new wife, Meghan Markle, as they left St George's Chapel.
He was flown in to join the celebrations among ten other representatives from the charity Sentebale, the Daily Express reports, which the beloved royal co-founded in 2006 to support the wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
Taking to Twitter, the charity shared a picture from the big day alongside the caption: "Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, from everyone at @Sentebale We were delighted that some of our Lesotho team were able to join in the very special celebrations in Windsor today! #SentebaleCelebrates #RoyalWedding."
And it certainly was a day to remember!
On Saturday, May 19th the couple finally said "I do" in front of 600 friends and family packed into the pews of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and billions more tuning in from around the world.
Meghan looked nothing short of a princess bride in a bespoke creation by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The refined silk gown featured an open bateau neckline and sculpted waist with a dramatic train. Her delicate veil, meanwhile, was made from silk tulle and featured a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza -- each one representing a Commonwealth country.
She kept things modern with natural-looking makeup, a messy updo -- fast becoming her signature hairstyle -- and understated jewellery.
Upon seeing his bride for the first day, an awe-struck Harry remarked: "You look amazing. I missed you!"
Congratulations again to the newlyweds!