POKHARA: British Prince Harry was accorded a warm welcome when he landed at the Pokhara Airport on Tuesday.
High government officials including the Chief District Officer of Kaski district, Hari Prasad Mainali, received Harry when he arrived at the airport from a Nepali Army helicopter.
From the airport, Prince Harry proceeded towards the British Camp at Lamachaur by car amidst tight security.
Prince Harry is scheduled to return to Kathmandu today after participating in different programmes in Pokhara. The Prince arrived at Pokhara for sightseeing, according to the British Embassy, Kathmandu.
The locals have taken the British prince’s visit to Pokhara as an important occasion.
Early this morning, British Prince also observed the sunrise and eye-catching beauty of the Himalayas from Gaunda in the eastern part of Lamjung district. Along with that he also enjoyed scenic beauty of Mt Annapurna-II, Mt Machhapuchchhre, Mt Lamjung, Mt Manaslu, Mt Himchuli and Mt LH Lho besides sightseeing.
After that he arrived at Lamjung, where he was received by the local residents of Gurung and Tamang communities as per their tradition and culture.
He there inspected the situation of the quake hit people and also played volleyball with the students of Gaunda Secondary School, one of the quake-ravaged academic institutions in Lamjung.
He is on a visit to Nepal as the representative of the British Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the bicentenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Britain.