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Harry and Meghan spotted hand in hand before charity polo match

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Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

WELLINGTON, Florida: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been spotted smiling and walking hand in hand ahead of Harry’s fundraising polo match in Florida.

Harry wore white trousers, a light blue shirt and a beige jacket – while Meghan sported a cream halterneck dress at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge event in Wellington on Friday.

The Sentebale Polo Cup is held every year in aid of Sentebale, the charity Harry co-founded in 2006 that supports young people and children living in southern Africa. The duke captained the Royal Salute Sentebale Team against the Grand Champions Team, led by his good friend Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras.

Harry was seen playing in the match and sporting his team’s blue and white colours while wearing the number two on his sleeve.

His team won the match 3-1 with the duke managing to score the opening goal, according to the Associated Press.

Figueras told reporters at the event that he and Harry “joke a lot about who is going to win” and said the duke is “a very good rider”. “He’s a very good athlete, he has great eye-hand coordination. He’s very competitive. He’s a very good polo player,” he said.

Harry’s team won both games, in front of the around 300 spectators meaning he received the trophy for winning the mini-tournament and received a kiss on the cheek from Meghan when accepting the award.

Polo will be the subject of a new Netflix series which will see the duke and duchess acting as executive producers. The show will be made by the couple’s Archewell Productions company and will give “unprecedented access to the world of professional polo” and the US Open Polo Championship in Florida, Netflix said.

Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho co-founded Sentebale as a response to the needs of children and young people living in Lesotho.

Sentebale has since expanded its operations to Botswana and works providing support for young people living with HIV, Aids and mental health issues and training related to career development, entrepreneurship and education. Polo events have raised more than £11.4 million for the charity.