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Kaduna

May 2024
Photo Credit: Misan Harriman

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex visited Kaduna to spend time with wounded and injured service members at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital.

The Duke was greeted with a traditional Nigerian welcome by Senator Uba Sani, Governor of Kaduna State, which included a performance from local dancers and the exchanging of warm greetings and gifts. He then traveled a short distance to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, where he joined Col NS Onuchukwu, the Chief Medical Director, on a tour of the facilities.

Designed to help wounded servicemen and women recover after injury, the hospital includes a leading physiotherapy gym and a high-tech prosthetics lab which offers state of the art replacements to those who have lost limbs – a donation offered by Germany that has been transformational for on-site prosthetic fittings.

Prince Harry met up with around 50 courageous soldiers across two wards, hearing about their stories of service and sacrifice and wishing them all a speedy recovery. Two of the men he had seen at last years Invictus Games, and their smiles were a reminder of what they’d seen was possible post injury.

As The Duke bid farewell, he received an array of thoughtful gifts symbolizing the deep gratitude of all those he met. His time in Kaduna was more than just a visit; it was a tribute to resilience and a hopeful outlook for Nigeria’s heroes.

Prince Harry thanks everyone for the warm welcome he received in Kaduna and was especially pleased to be able to congratulate Princess Owowoh in person, since her graduating from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst this past April.