Themba Hadebe, Associated Press
Britain's Prince Harry jokes with a toddler during a visit to a center for abused children in Maseru, Lesotho. He was working with Sentebale, a charity he co-founded.

Prince Harry would like to spend more time helping children in Africa.

Britain's royal soldier-humanitarian is in the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho this week to work with Sentebale — the charity he and Lesotho's Prince Seeiso founded in the memory of Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.

The 23-year-old lieutenant spoke with reporters recently about balancing his army life with his charity work.

"I wish I could be out here more often," he said while visiting a newly opened center for abused children. "I do the most I can to come out here and see the kids."

Harry first came to Lesotho in 2004, spending two months volunteering on local welfare projects. Landlocked Lesotho, surrounded by South Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the region.