If you were worried that Prince Harry had ditched the polo field for a rugby pitch, rest assured, he hasn’t, writes Marissa Payne of the Washington Post.
Although the 30-year-old royal traded his polo mallet for a rugby ball just weeks ago for a new British sports initiative, on Thursday, Prince Harry climbed back into his polo horse’s saddle to raise money for his African charity Sentebale, which raises funds for children affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho in southern Africa.
He led his team to a 5-4 victory in the charity match that took place in the United Arab Emirates, and he was even named Man of the Match.
Making the day even more smashing (and I hope you read that word with a British accent) was the presence of a few celebrities, including former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) and Dan Stevens, whom Americans will know best as Matthew Crawley from “Downton Abbey.” Halliwell’s fiance, Formula 1 Red Bull boss Christian Horner, was also there.
Those celebs just watched from the sidelines, however.
Asked if by the Daily Mail whether she’d ever been on a polo pony before, Halliwell said yes and described the horse “like a Ferrari,” but she was interrupted by Horner, who jokingly, the paper assures, said, “No, don’t say Ferrari, it’s Red Bull!”