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The onset of spring is marked by the festival of colors among the Hindus. It's a time when people let go of the old and welcome the new by smearing wide range of colors to each other. Though there is a mythological story behind the celebration, today is a day of celebration where people forget the negativity of life and involve in remembering the positive side. It's a day for fun, enjoyment, and love.
Royalty Prince Harry certainly got a taste of this wonderful festival when he visited a small village in the country of Nepal. From getting his ginger-colored beard smeared with red to playing volleyball with the kids, he did it all while having a big smile on his face. This range of pictures will give you a glimpse of the beautiful day of a prince and the commoners.
Prince Harry was attending a ceremony in Gauda Secondary School, Nepal.
The school is in village of Okhari and is a part of British-based Gurkha Welfare Trust. The prince visited to check on its rebuilding work after it was destroyed in 2015 earthquake.
He reached there on the festival of Holi and was speaking with the locals when a school girl did something unusual.
Juna Gurung, 15, smudged paint on prince Harry's cheek. In return, the royalty took some of the Holi colors and painted her face too.
This took a new happy turn when a Gurka officer Major Prakash Gurung came forward to put more colors.
The prince did let go of the official protocol to get completely emerged in the fun game.
Not only Prince Harry, but his bodyguards and the journalists took an active part in the festival.
He also played volleyball with the school kids.
Each of the locals welcomed the prince with an open heart. Joyous smiled on their lips were saying how much special the festival was this year.
With colors adorning his white shirt, his ginger beard covered in red, and his face showcasing a big smile, the prince said goodbye and headed towards his chopper to fly to his next engagement.