Kensington Palace confirms Prince Harry's second official visit to Australia

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Britain's Prince Harry visits the Yes You Can personal development project at Hamilton Community College in Leicester March 21, 2017. Reuters/Joe Giddens

Prince Harry is heading to the Down Under again in June. Kensington Palace confirmed that the royal will visit Sydney to celebrate the city's hosting of the 2018 Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for injured and sick servicemen and women founded by Prince Harry himself in 2014.

"His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales will make visits to Singapore and Sydney in early June," Kensington Palace said in a statement. Prince Harry is expected to attend several events during his visit next month.

Further details of the trip were not immediately made available. Sydney Morning Herald reported that after his visit in June, he is set to return in 2018 for the Invictus Games which will be held around Sydney Harbour and at Sydney Olympic Park.

The scheduled trip is the prince’s second official visit to the country. He was in Australia in 2015 when he was on a secondment with the army.

Prior to his visit to Australia, he will drop by Singapore to participate in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, a charity polo match Prince Harry launched with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006. The organisation is aimed at helping children living with HIV in Southern Africa by providing psychological support.

The Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Singapore marks the first time that the charity polo event is happening in the Southeast Asia. It will take place at the Singapore Polo Club. “Prince Harry will travel to Singapore to play in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup,” a statement from Kensington Palace reads.

Meanwhile, standard.co.uk reports that in a new documentary, Prince Harry and his elder brother Prince William will be talking about their mother, Princess Diana, and how she helped shape their lives. William was 15 and Harry was 12 when Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. “This film will show Princess Diana in a way she has never been seen before, through the eyes of the two people who knew her best,” the documentary’s executive producer Nick Kent teased.

Recently, Prince Harry opened up about dealing with his mother’s death at a young age, admitting that living in the public eye made the situation harder for him. Speaking to the Telegraph, he revealed he shut down all his emotions for the last 20 years, which had a quite serious effect on his personal life and work.

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