Prince Harry British royal reunites with orphan friend after 11 years

The 31-year-old royal met Mutsu Postane back in 2004 while he was just 4 years old. The two quickly bonded and were photographed planting a peach tree together that same year

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Prince Harry pays emotional visit to longtime orhan friend after 11 years

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Prince Harry reunited with an old friend in South Africa after almost 11 eleven years.

play Prince Harry and Mutsu Postane in 2004 (Tumblr)

 

The 31-year-old royal met Mutsu Postane back in 2004 while he was just 4 years old. The two quickly bonded and were photographed planting a peach tree together in 2004. Harry even bought the little tot a pair of blue Wellington boots, which Mutsu used to wear to bed.

"I felt very happy, very excited," the now-teenager said via a translator after the sweet reunion. "I'm very comfortable around Harry, he is very comfortable around me. We click."

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play Prince Harry and Mutsu Postane in 2015 (Getty Images)

 

In anticipation of their reunion, Harry's office at Kensington Palace released a letter Mutsu (who lost both his parents to HIV/AIDS) wrote to him in 2014, updating the prince on the milestones of his life. "I feel very happily when I dream I remember about you because you have being with me from my childhood and you have bought me the blue gumboots," Mutsu's letter read, while also mentioning the peach tree.

This week, Harry, who still has that dream-worthy scruff, was on hand to usher in the opening of the Mamohato Children's Centre for orphans and families affected by HIV and AIDS. A dining hall that was named the Diana, Princess of Wales Hall in honor of Harry's mother.

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play Prince Harry at the opening of the Mamohato Children's Centre for orphans, named aftre his late mother, Princess Diana (Getty)

 

"We shared a similar feeling of loss, having a loved one, in my case a parent, snatched away so suddenly. I, like them, knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled," Harry said at the opening of the center on November 26.

During his trip, the ginger-haired prince also met an array of dignitaries and officials, including His Majesty King Letsei III who he visited at the King's Palace in Maseru.

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