On Saturday, Prince Harry and his good friend, skilled polo participant Nacho Figueras, continued their journey to Asia with a recreation of polo in Singapore to boost cash for Harry’s HIV/AIDS charity Sentebale. Although the friends have performed on the identical polo staff within the US for the previous couple of years, this time they had been opponents on the sector for this 12 months’s Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Figueras led the Singapore Polo Membership staff, whereas Harry competed on the Royal Salute Workforce, captained by polo champion Malcolm Borwick. Nonetheless, the match led to a 7–7 tie and each groups shared the trophy.
“Though Prince Harry and I performed on opposing groups this 12 months, we’re all the time united in our assist for Sentebale and the life-changing work they do for younger individuals in southern Africa,” Figueras mentioned after the match. “It’s a spotlight yearly to return collectively for this unbelievable charity, and I’m grateful to everybody who contributes to their work.”
The primary Sentebale Polo Cup occurred in 2010, and the annual occasion has raised over $14 million for the charity that Harry based alongside Prince Seesio of Lesotho again in 2006. “Sentebale has remained a pillar of assist in communities throughout southern Africa for nearly 20 years, making certain future generations are properly outfitted to deal with the various challenges going through our world,” Harry mentioned in an announcement. “Our work has remained rooted in our mission, and in honor of our late moms, we want to guarantee all youngsters and younger individuals in southern Africa are empowered, wholesome and in a position to pursue their ambitions and desires.”
Earlier than touring to Singapore, Harry and Figueras visited Tokyo, the place they participated in a panel dialogue in regards to the therapeutic energy of sports activities and did a bit buying. Whereas Harry was away, his spouse Meghan was noticed taking in a Taylor Swift live performance at Los Angeles’ So-Fi Stadium.
Throughout final summer season’s polo season, Meghan and Figueras’ spouse, Delfina Blaquier, had been fixed presences on the sideline. In an interview with Hiya, Figueras mentioned that the wives had been missed on this journey. “We miss our wives very a lot,” he mentioned. “This was a really brief journey, though it’s a couple of days. It’s a whole lot of touring for twenty-four hours in Japan and some hours right here, however we miss them—we want they had been right here.”
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