Prince Harry ends US visit with CT polo match
GREENWICH, Conn. (WHDH) -- Prince Harry wrapped up his weeklong tour of the United States by taking part in a charity polo match in Connecticut.
Celebrities were in attendance as Prince Harry took the polo field Wednesday. Supermodel Karolina Kurkova, designer Valentino and designer Jason Wu were among the 400 invitation-only guests.
The event, the Sentebale Royal Salute Cup, is held annually in different locations. It benefits vulnerable children in the African country of Lesotho. Prince Harry co-founded the charity in honor of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Wednesday was the first time the event had been held at Greenwich Polo Club. Club owner and billionaire Peter Brant told 7News he was particularly eager to see if Prince Harry had improved his game, calling him a good polo player.
“Well this is exceptional for us. We’re honored to have his royal highness here today and this should be a very good match, and yeah, this is very big spectacle for us,” said Brant.
The match was the last stop of Prince Harry’s U.S. tour, which included stops in Washington D.C., Colorado and New Jersey. In New Jersey, Prince Harry toured the shoreline ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Prince Harry also stopped in New York City for a fundraiser Tuesday night before making his way to Connecticut.
Prince Harry's team won the match, 4-3.