Prince Harry kicks off African tour in Botswana

Tuesday June 15, 2010

On Monday, Prince Harry marked the start of his and Prince William's visit to Africa - their first overseas tour together - with a garden party in Botswana.

The gathering at the British ambassador's residence celebrated the official birthday of Harry's grandmother, the Queen.

And during the event, the handsome royal looked in his element, laughing and joking with the other guests.

"Botswana is a country very close to my heart. The fact that I spend more time here than at home worries my father a lot," Harry joked with the crowd.

During the six-day tour the royal brothers will visit charity projects in Botswana and Lesotho before watching England take on Algeria at the World Cup in South Africa.

Photo: © Getty

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