Britain’s Prince Harry arrives in quake-hit Nepal


KATHMANDU: Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Nepal Saturday for the start of a five-day visit to meet with survivors of last year’s devastating earthquake and Gurkha soldiers who helped in rescue efforts.

The prince was welcomed at Kathmandu airport by Nepali government officials on his first visit to the country, which comes as Nepal and Britain mark 200 years of joint relations.

Harry, 31, is scheduled to meet Nepal’s prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli as well as the country’s first female president, Bidhya Bhandari, during the weekend.

“Prince Harry landed in Nepal today as scheduled,” Tara Prasad Pokharel, a spokesman for Nepal’s ministry of foreign affairs, told AFP.