In case you hadn’t heard, there was a pretty big wedding in Britain this past weekend. Some Prince and some American actress got hitched allegedly… it was no big deal.
Of course, I’m joking. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at the weekend in a beautiful ceremony at Windsor Castle in England. As millions of people all over the world celebrated and watched in anticipation to see Meghan’s dress, what celebrities were on the guest list and what color the Queen’s outfit would be, one person was just excited to watch his dear friend marry the love of his life.
600 guests, including the Royal family, attended the church service and another 2,000 specially invited guests from the numerous charities Harry and Meghan work with, waited outside. Among these special guests was a young boy who Harry met when he was just four-years-old.
Prince Harry met four-year-old Mutsu Potsane back in 2004 whilst visiting Mantsase Children’s Home for orphans near Mohale’s Hoek, in Lesotho. Harry was there to lend support to charities helping children with HIV and AIDS, and whilst there, he struck up a friendship with the young boy.
Young Mutsu remained by Harry’s side for most of his trip to Lesotho and as the years went on, they remained good friends.
Prince Harry set up the charity called Sentebale – “Forget Me Not” in Sesotho, with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso. The charity was set up to provide help and assistance to those affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana. Each time Prince Harry returned to the area, Mutsu was there to greet his old friend.
When it came to inviting friends from his charity work, it went without saying that Harry would invite his good friend. Acting as a representative of the charity, Mutsu Potsane was one of 10 representatives from Sentebale who attended the royal wedding on Saturday 19th May.
Harry’s kind gesture of inviting his friend who he met through his charity work, is reminiscent of his late mother, Diana. His beautiful gesture of love and inclusion is what his mother would have done; a nod to how Diana still lives on within her sons.
Mutsu was among some of the first people to greet and congratulate the happy couple when they emerged from the chapel as husband and wife. Mutsu, who is now 18-years-old and working on finishing school, was delighted to see his old friend so happy.
The young Harry who first arrived in Lesotho in 2004 is now a grown man getting married.