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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Taking a breather from a rugby game at the children's home, Harry gives a youngster a cuddle. During his stay, he shared an evening braai, or barbecue, of corn meal with tomato sauce, bread and sausages, with the orphanage's 25 children, who sang for him. "He is willing to help and really seems to enjoy the children. They have taken to him," says manager Miranda Lopez.