The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is one of the highlights of the US social season. This charity match has become a major draw for the hip crowd – and UK royals too. Madonna, Kate Hudson, Marc Jacobs and Chloe Sevigny are just a few of the celebrities that have attended in recent years. Money raised from the match goes towards the American Friends Sentebale, which supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa.
On Governors Island
Stars and socialites alike showed up at Governor’s Island to watch Prince Harry play a match of polo for charity. Read the story: www.nypost.com
Prince Harry is on his way home, after enjoying the action-packed final day of his trip to New York. Sky’s Sarah Hughes reports
Directed, filmed and edited by Ramon J. Goni. news.bbc.co.uk The 25-year-old was the talk of the city as he saddled up to play a charity polo match against one of the world’s best players. But all didn’t go according to plan. The 25-year-old fell off his pony during the first half of the charity match on New York City’s Governor’s Island. The prince was uninjured and quickly jumped back in the saddle. But what did the assembled crowds make of the royal presence? Newsbeat’s Sima Kotecha reports. Published on BBC NEWS (6/28/2010) Producer/Reporter: Sima Kotecha Shot & Edited: Ramón J. Goni
Lisa Loverro travelled to Barbados on January 31, 2010 to cover Prince Harry’s charity Polo match to benefit his charity, Sentebale.
Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com This is the moment Prince Harry took a heart-stopping, head-first tumble from his polo pony during a charity match in the Caribbean yesterday. The third in line to the throne was thrown from his mount as he attempted a sharp turn close to the goal mouth, causing the animal to lose its footing and slide across the ground in a cloud of dust and grass. Fortunately the 25-year-old prince managed to dive forwards and execute an athletic roll, breaking the impact of his fall on the rock-hard field in Barbados. Seconds later he picked himself up unharmed but was clearly upset at the blunder as he threw his mallet to the ground in disgust, ripped off his helmet and punched it. The pony was unhurt. Harry’s team went on to win the inaugural Sentebale Polo Cup, with the prince scoring one of their six goals. But the moment evoked memories of the incident in which his father, Prince Charles, was knocked unconscious while playing the game and swallowed his tongue. He was taken to hospital suffering concussion after the 2001 accident. Speaking about the fall afterwards, Harry said: ‘I’m a bit sore but it was all for a good cause so it was worthwhile in the end. ‘Basically the horse slipped from underneath me, which does happen occasionally and is a but unfortunate. ‘It probably looks very dramatic because I was trying to throw myself clear of the horse. I’m a bit sore but the horse is ok though.’ The Prince explained that he hadn’t thrown down his …
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