Britain’s Prince Harry is in New York for the first time and played in a Polo match to raise money for Lesotho charity.
Prince Harry played in a polo charity game on Governors Island in New York Harbor, and drew a crowd that included Madonna, actresses Kate Hudson and Chloe Sevigny, and musician LL Cool J, as well as many ordinary citizens.
The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic was a fundraiser for Sentebale, the charity that Harry has set up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help poor children and AIDS orphans in the small African nation.
His team, named after the charity, defeated the opposing Black Watch team 6-5. Harry assisted in the winning goal in the final seconds, drawing the biggest cheer of the afternoon. Both teams included prominent polo stars like Argentine Nacho Figueras, also a Ralph Lauren model, who played for Black Watch.
Speaking before the polo match, Harry said: “Prince Seeiso and I both lost our mothers when we were very young. We set up Sentebale in their memory, and because my mother loved this city, it makes this occasion all the more poignant for me.”