From Face Paint to Volleyball: The Top Moments of Prince Harry's Nepal Tour
HE MET THE PRIME MINISTER
And took he obligatory "chatting with the head of state" photo.
HE WAS CHATTING WITH EVERYONE
His official trip was just four days long – but Prince Harry managed to greet plenty of people across Nepal.
HE GOT HIS HANDS DIRTY
While at the Patan Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal, Harry helped with a bit of restoration work (the palace was damaged in the April 2015 earthquake last year) – and managed to look pretty happy while doing so!
HE SAW THE SIGHTS
Not every Nepalese landmark was destroyed by the earthquake: Harry looked awestruck after paying a visit to the famed Golden Temple, a Buddhist monastery.
HE HEADED TO THE HIMALAYAS
No trip to Nepal is complete without a stop at the world-famous Himalaya mountains. He spent the night in a village at the Himalaya foothills, and was even given the honor of wearing the "pheta turban", which indicates "village head man".
HE TOOK A BITE OUT OF CULTURE
His stay in the village of Leorani included an authentic Nepalese dinner – which yes, includes popcorn.
HE SAW THE SCENERY
The next morning, Harry took a blissful break from official duties to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas.
HE PAID HIS RESPECTS
In full military garb, Harry laid a wreath to honor fallen Gurkha – Nepalese soldiers – killed fighting on behalf of the British.
HE PLANTED TREES
It's a royal tour must-do, and this time, Harry did it for a cause close to his heart – soldiers who died fighting for the U.K.
HE EMBRACED LOCAL CUSTOMS
Harry's visit coincided with Holi, a 2-day festival in India and Nepal that celebrates the arrival of spring. Also known as the "festival of colors", it's marked by covering yourself (and others!) in brightly-colored paints – a tradition Harry fully embraced.
HE GOT A FEW GIFTS
We never knew Harry could pull off floral leis and multiple scarves (at the same time!) and now we'll never forget it.
HE HIT THE VOLLEYBALL COURT
And showed off his killer spike.
HE VISITED IN-CONSTRUCTION SCHOOLS
In fact, he announced on the planned last day of his trip that he's extending the visit for another six days to help rebuild one of the many schools destroyed in the earthquake.
HE CHANNELED HIS MOM
Princess Diana was known for her magic touch with children – and her compassion for children who were ill or living with severe injuries. Looks like it's a trait inherited by her son!