Prince Harry given memento of his mother's 1993 visit to Anandaban

Prince Harry received a photo album of his late mother HRH Princess Diana’s visit to the Leprosy Mission Hospital in Anandaban during his trip to Nepal.

Country leader Shovakhar Kandel and Dr Indra Napit, reconstructive surgery specialist, presented the album to the prince when they met him during a reception at the British Embassy in Kathmandu.

It contained photographs of the visits to Anandaban by Princess Diana in 1993 and Princess Anne in 1999.

Shovakhar said: “It was a pleasure to meet His Royal Highness Prince Harry. We were invited to the reception as part of celebrations of the Bicentenary of the UK-Nepal relationship.”

The pair spoke to the Prince about the work of The Leprosy Mission in Nepal and about the stigma associated with the disease.

“Prince Harry said that he knew about it, and nearly visited Anandaban but the plan was cancelled at the last moment. 

“I told him that his mother was the patron of The Leprosy Mission and her visit was a milestone in the history of TLM. 

“Dr Indra explained about how surgery can help correct the deformity caused by leprosy and help restore movement in hands. 

“Prince Harry resembles his mother so I also told him that it brought back fond memories of her visit to Anandaban.”

Photo: Tom Bradley