Prince Harry in Africa

A week after a tabloid columnist branded him "a national disgrace" for his club-hopping ways, Britain's Prince Harry, 19, showed there was more to his life than polo and parties by unveiling his charity work in Lesotho, Africa. Sporting a new 80-cent haircut from a roadside barber, Princess Diana's younger son followed in his mother's footsteps, visiting clinics, helping to build a bridge and embracing locals – including an 11-month-old rape victim. "I have seen some genuine shock and horror on his face," says Lesotho's Prince Seeiso. PEOPLE was there to capture a day with Prince Harry among the impoverished country's orphans.

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Prince Harry arrives for work at the Mants'ase Children's Home near Mohale's Hoek on the back of a truck with members of a youth club. They pulled up singing a local hymn, "Peace, Peace, Beautiful Star." "He not only wants to do something for himself and learn, but he wants to make a genuine difference to people's lives," says Prince Seeiso.