Britain's Prince Harry bakes at the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf on February 27, 2013 in Maseru. Prince Harry visited his charity projects in Lesotho today during his return visit to the southern African kingdom. The projects work with Sentebale, an organisation which Harry set up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The third-in-line to the British throne will travel to Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa in the afternoon for a fund-raising gala dinner. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

PRINCE Harry has always said Africa is one of the few places he can truly be himself.

On Wednesday that meant donning a pink Paddington Bear pinny to make cakes with disadvantaged children in Lesotho.

In jeans and desert boots, the 28-year-old also took part in an impromptu dance session on his knees in the dust. The prince is on a three-day visit to the tiny land-locked kingdom in South Africa, touring projects that are being supported by his charity, Sentebale.

At the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, which cares for 85 children, the royal was greeted with warm words of welcome on a blackboard – including ‘we love you Prince Harry’.

The prince was taught a series of phrases in sign language by Nandos Chabalalan, 14, including the words for father, mother, brother and ginger.

Later at a fund-raising dinner in Johannesburg, Harry paid an emotional tribute to his late mother and said he hoped she would be proud of what he was trying to achieve with his charity.

He told guests he hoped Diana would be looking down from heaven to give her blessing to Sentebale’s latest mission to build a centre for children with HIV. - Daily Mail