Prince Harry begins Brazil visit to promote UK and Sentebale charity
Prince Harry has arrived in Brazil for a three-day visit on behalf of the UK government and his charity Sentebale.
Prince Harry and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt will launch a campaign to encourage Brazilian visitors to the UK.
The prince's activities include beach volleyball in Rio and playing polo to raise funds for Sentebale, which helps children in Lesotho, Africa.
The prince earlier toured Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica, representing the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee.
In Brazil, he will try samba dancing at the base of Sugar Loaf mountain before travelling to the top of the Rio landmark to speak at the launch of the government's GREAT campaign.
The campaign, coinciding with the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympic Games is aimed at encouraging more people to visit, study and do business in Britain.Sports on the beach
Mr Hunt said Rio de Janeiro, which will host the Olympics in 2016, was a "fantastic" place to showcase the campaign.
"Passing on the Olympic baton to them after 2012 will be an honour and I hope we can build on the close relationships already forged by inspiring more people to do sport, more visitors to holiday and study in the UK, and more companies to do business in Britain," he said.
Stars of British rugby and Brazilian beach volleyball are taking part in a sports day on Flamengo beach as part of the GREAT campaign's launch.
As well as playing volleyball, Prince Harry will take part in a Sport Relief Mile run and teach children to play touch rugby. The Rio Games will be the first to have rugby as an official sport.
The prince's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said his visit would "reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Brazil, and its growing, strong relationship with the United Kingdom".
Prince Harry was greeted informally when he arrived at Rio de Janeiro airport from Jamaica.