Sunday 29 June 2014


Showed his practical side by fixing a family TV while visiting their home in the hillside village of El Vergel

He has been to war zones, flown helicopters and been known to enjoy a late night party.
But to one family in Chile, Prince Harry will always be known as the man who fixed their telly.
On a visit to a slum outside the former capital, Valparaiso, the Prince showed his practical side by mending the family’s television just in time for them to watch the Brazil v Chile match in the World Cup

The Prince was in the village of El Vergel, one of the many slums that cling to the hillsides overlooking the city, to see how the community is being rebuilt following a forest fire in April that destroyed nine in ten of the self-made homes.
The charity Techo is helping the villagers to build new homes out of chipboard and corrugated iron, and inside one of the shacks, home to Coca Perez, 50, and her teenaged son and daughter, the Prince noticed their television was not working properly.

'He looked at it and he started to fiddle with the cable,' said Mrs Perez. 'He managed to get it working so we could watch Chile playing Brazil later. Now I can tell everyone that Prince Harry is my TV repair man!'
Outside, the Prince looked at the thousands of blackened tree stumps on the sides of a valley that runs beside the slum, and was told that Techo had reinstated electricity, installed portable toilets and communal water tanks so the villagers have access sanitation.
He told Mrs Perez: 'The worst seems to be over and now it’s just a case of waiting.'

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