Prince Harry Plays Polo In South Florida

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Wellington welcomed a royal visitor Wednesday.

Great Britain’s Prince Harry played in a polo match to raise money for his charity which supports children and young people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The event dubbed 2016 Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup was held at the Valiente Polo Farm.

Heavy rain for most of Wednesday threatened to cancel the polo match. But there was a brief break from the bad weather in the afternoon and the matches were held.

The prince, in a number “2” jersey and sporting a green helmet, wowed the crowd with his polo skills.

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“I saw his father, Prince Charles, play in Palm Beach County many years ago, so it’s great to see him carry on the tradition,” said spectator Taryn Hartnett.

U.S. polo champ Nick Roldan, who also took part in the matches, said the prince is a competitive player.

“He plays to win, so we should have some fun,” he joked.

And win he did.

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The charity match was followed by a dinner.

The prince was spotted arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday, ahead of the polo charity event.

Next he will travel to Orlando for the Invictus Games. He’s scheduled to stay there for more than a week.

The games, held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, are for veterans who were injured while in service. The games will last from May 8th to May 12th.

Prince Harry is scheduled to leave on May 13th.

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