Prince Harry begins 5-day trip to Nepal
Prince Harry, left, and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli talk during a meeting at the Prime Minister residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Salikram Koirala / Nepal's Department Of Information via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:55AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, March 19, 2016 5:43PM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Britain's Prince Harry has begun a five-day official trip to Nepal, meeting with the prime minister and attending a ceremony to mark 200 years of relations between the two nations.
Hundreds of people cheered as the 31-year-old prince came out of Kathmandu's airport Saturday.
He later met Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli at his official residence and attended a ceremony hosted by Nepal's government.
During his trip, Harry will tour areas hit by last year's devastating earthquake and visit a camp for displaced quake survivors. People are hoping his visit will draw attention to Nepal's struggle to recover from the disaster.
The prince will also stay with a family that includes men who served in the British army's famed Gurkha regiments, the unit that Harry served with in Afghanistan.