Prince Harry reunites with friend in Lesotho

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Prince Harry Reunites With Friend in Lesotho

Prince Harry visited Lesotho in southern Africa on Thursday to open The Mamohato Children's Centre. And in the process, Harry became a part of a heartwarming, real-life #tbt.

Photographers captured images of Harry embracing a 15-year-old boy with whom he developed a relationship 11 years ago.

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MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry greets Mutso as he attends the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: In this handout provided by Sentebale, Prince Harry helps a young boy use a Fuji Instax camera during a photography activity at the new Mamohato Children's Centre on October 17, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. In a photography project supported by Getty Images the vulnerable children at the Mamohato Camp have been using Instant photography as an educational tool to build interpersonnel skills and creativity. The Sentebale Mamohato Children's Centre at Thaba Bosiu just outside Maseu is Sentebale's first purpose built camp for the disadvantaged and HIV positive childen of Lesotho. Getty Images Sentebale is a charity started by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho ten years ago to help the vulnerable children of Lesotho. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry meets young children as he tours the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho attend the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Prince Harry and King Letsie III of Lesotho meet children as they tour the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho attend the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry looks on as he attends the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Prince Harry jokes with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and Mutso as he attends the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LESOTHO, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso during the opening of Mamahato Childrens centre for orphans and families affected by HIV and AIDS on November 26, 2015 in Lesotho. Prince Harry reunited with Mutsu Postane, an orphan he befriend eleven years ago when he was visiting the country to open the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans. (Photo by Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
LESOTHO, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso during the opening of Mamahato Childrens centre for orphans and families affected by HIV and AIDS on November 26, 2015 in Lesotho. Prince Harry reunited with Mutsu Postane, an orphan he befriend eleven years ago when he was visiting the country to open the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans. (Photo by Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry attends the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho attend the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LESOTHO, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso during the opening of Mamahato Childrens centre for orphans and families affected by HIV and AIDS on November 26, 2015 in Lesotho. Prince Harry reunited with Mutsu Postane, an orphan he befriend eleven years ago when he was visiting the country to open the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans. (Photo by Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry greets Mutso as he attends the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry dances with children at the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry wears a shawl given to him as a gift as he attends the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry dances with children at the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MAERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Children greet Prince Harry as he visits to the Sentebale charity on November 26, 2015 in Maeru, Lesotho, Sentebale. Lesotho's Prince Seeiso co-founded Sentebale with Harry in 2006, and the new facility is named after his mother Queen Mamohato but also recognises the Princess of Wales. (Photo by Ian Vogler-Pool/Getty Images)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: In this handout provided by Sentebale, Prince Harry takes a photograph of a young boy using a Fuji Instax camera during a photography activity at the new Mamohato Children's Centre on October 17, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. In a photography project supported by Getty Images the vulnerable children at the Mamohato Camp have been using Instant photography as an educational tool to build interpersonnel skills and creativity. The Sentebale Mamohato Children's Centre at Thaba Bosiu just outside Maseu is Sentebale's first purpose built camp for the disadvantaged and HIV positive childen of Lesotho. Getty Images Sentebale is a charity started by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho ten years ago to help the vulnerable children of Lesotho. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: In this handout provided by Sentebale, Prince Harry hugs 'Mutso' a young boy he made friends with on his first visit to Lesotho at the Official Opening of the new Mamohato Children's Centre on October 17, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. In a photography project supported by Getty Images the vulnerable children at the Mamohato Camp have been using Instant photography as an educational tool to build interpersonnel skills and creativity. The Sentebale Mamohato Children's Centre at Thaba Bosiu just outside Maseu is Sentebale's first purpose built camp for the disadvantaged and HIV positive childen of Lesotho. Getty Images Sentebale is a charity started by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho ten years ago to help the vulnerable children of Lesotho. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)
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Ahead of the reunion, Kensington Palace posted photos on Instagram showing the two walking hand-in-hand during previous meetings. And there's this: a letter the boy wrote to Harry last year, which says, in part, "I am writing this letter because I think of the time [we] were together."

During the dedication of the children's center, Harry said that he and the boy share a special relationship that comes from tragic losses.

Harry said the death of his mother helped him empathize with others who had experienced the loss of loved ones. The 15-year-old boy was orphaned when his parents died of AIDS, which is a major problem in Lesotho.

The children's center was built specifically for the 15-year-old boy and others like him who were orphaned due to AIDS. The center cost £2 million to build and will help care for children living with and affected by HIV.

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