Britain's Prince Harry has smeared red power on villagers in Nepal celebrating the Holi festival marking the beginning of spring.

Harry visited Okhari village on Tuesday to observe the reconstruction of a secondary school damaged by a devastating earthquake last year.

Local media showed Harry smearing colored power on villagers, who did the same to the prince, who was wearing a white shirt.

Nepal recently abolished its centuries-old monarchy. It is hard for Nepalese to imagine celebrating the Holi festival with the Himalayan nation's royals when they were in power.

Harry is on a five-day trip to Nepal which has focused on visiting areas damaged by the earthquake and highlighting reconstruction efforts. The April 25, 2015, quake killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed about 1 million homes.