Prince Harry starts visit in Singapore, takes part in breaking of fast

Prince Harry starts visit in Singapore, takes part in breaking of fast
Britain's Prince Harry speaks to Nazhath Faheema, a Muslim Youth Ambassador of Peace, as they eat an evening meal to break fast, or the iftar, for Ramadan - the Muslim fasting month, during a visit to a children's home in Singapore, June 4, 2017.
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SINGAPORE - Britain's Prince Harry began a goodwill visit to Asia on a subdued note Sunday following a deadly terror attack in London.

The fifth in line to the throne attended a reception at Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner's official residence in Singapore where a flag flew at half-mast in respect for the seven killed in Saturday night's carnage.

Harry met staff and volunteers of Singaporean AIDS and mental health charities, issues close to his heart following the efforts of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Harry, his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate have started Heads Together, a campaign intended to remove the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Harry also visited the Jamiyah Children's Home where he took part in an "iftar", the breaking of the fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan.

The prince will on Monday take part in a charity polo match benefiting Sentebale, his charity that supports children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

He then travels on to Sydney to promote the 2018 edition of the Invictus Games.

The games, the brainchild of the former soldier prince, feature injured and sick service personnel from all round the world.


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