Kensington Palace just shared never-before-seen photos of Prince Harry in Africa

As the saying goes, all work and no play makes JackPrince Harry a dull boy. Thankfully, the Duke of Sussex was able to merge the two on a trip to Lesotho, Africa, last month where he reconnected with his inner-child. 

The newly-married prince left his wife, Meghan Markle, behind and visited Lesotho for the opening of a new school and house funded by the Sentebale charity, which he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006. The charity aims to help children affected by HIV and AIDS in southern Africa lead fulfilling lives.

The prince celebrated the milestone visit with balloons and a cool new little friend, natch.

But the fun didn’t stop there. In another photo, Harry played a game of catch-the-balloon with a different tot. Just look at that concentration.

Royal photographer Chris Jackson also shared a snap of the prince getting sporty with a group of kids from the Mamohato Children’s Centre.

Today Prince Harry will attend the #AIDS2018 Conference in Amsterdam with Advocates from @sentebale ‘s #LetYouthLead Programme. In June I took this previously unseen photo as the Prince made a private trip to Lesotho to catch up on how the charity he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho (over 10 years ago) was progressing with its important work in this small South African Mountain Kingdom. As always Prince Harry, not one to stand by and watch, got stuck in as the children from the Mamohato Children’s Centre and played games as part of a programme that educates and helps empower them to take control of their future. Much of the money you’ve seen raised from Sentebale’s ventures over the last 10 years went into building this purpose built centre on the outskirts of the capital, Maseru. Seeing the effect a period in this camp has on the children first hand is a really special and uplifting experience - It’s obvious to me how much the specialist programmes do to help these vulnerable children who’s needs would otherwise go unanswered. I’ve been coming to Lesotho for 10 years now and this was certainly one of the more special visits, simply because it really was seeing the fruition of a lot of the hard work the charity has put in over the last few years, that said there is still a long way to go so please do follow @sentebale and support what they do in whatever way you can. #sentebale #charity #lesotho #africa #HIV #princeharry

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Jackson’s caption explained the game was part of a program that helps educate and empower children in the mountain kingdom of Mamohato to “take control of their future.”

Harry is speaking at the AIDS conference in Amsterdam today and meeting with youth advocates fighting to end HIV/AIDS, so the photos couldn’t come at a more perfect time.

Philanthropy, princes and adorable children: What more could you want?

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet Ireland's President, Michael Higgins, at Aras an Uachtarain during day two of their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex greets President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, after she arrived at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during her visit with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Croke Park on the second day of the royal visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watches traditional Gaelic sports being played at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin city airport on their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the royal couple's first foreign trip together since they were married earlier this year. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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