Prince Harry begins Brazilian trip with visit to hospital

Prince Harry has begun his South American tour of Brazil and Chile with a visit to the Rede Sarah hospital in Brazil.

The British royal met patients undergoing rehabilitation for neurological and orthopaedic problems, many of whom have been paralysed, and while at the hospital Harry watched patients play wheelchair basketball which is often part of their rehabilitation.

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Prince Harry at Rede Sarah hospital in Brazil

The 29-year-old Prince wore a casual outfit with no tie or jacket, reportedly due to the humid conditions in the country.

Harry arrived in Brazil on Monday and later in the day will attend the Cameroon v Brazil World Cup match.

The visit, which is designed to enhance the partnership between the UK and the two countries, will see Harry tour hospitals, charities and environmental projects as well as seeing two World Cup matches.

Prince Harry meets patients at Rede Sarah hospital

On Tuesday the Prince will go to the training base used by Team GB and Paralympics GB for the Rio 2016 Olympics followed by the Costa Rica v England World Cup match.

Later in the week Harry will visit anenvironmental project to help protect the Atlantic Rainforest, a social project to help reduce crime and drug abuse, before flying to Chile where he will also meet with an NGO which provides emergency housing for those living in poverty.

DETAILS OF PRINCE HARRY”S BRAZIL AND CHILE TOUR

Although this will be Harry”s first time in Chile, British sources confirmed that he is the best-known and most popular UK royal in Brazil and will hope to build on the links he forged during an official visit to the country in March 2012 for the Queen”s Diamond Jubilee.