On Thursday in Aspen, Prince Harry arrived at the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup and greeted friends with a big hug, much to the delight of onlookers.
Harry arrived at the Aspen Valley Polo Club looking sharp in his polo uniform and a tan jacket. He was greeted by his friend and charity ambassador Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina.
The Prince, Richard Miller, the CEO of Sentebale, and the two small ponies crossed the bridge together.
Harry teased Nacho to “stop getting so close” as Nacho encircled the royal in his arms as they posed for photos.
On the Sentebale team, the Prince will participate alongside his friend as they take the field to compete against other US Polo Association teams.
According to CEO Richard Miller, the annual event is the charity’s “key fundraiser of the year.”
Richard continued, “We’ve raised more than $10 million over the years, and to have Harry here is absolutely everything.
He is always kind and there for us, and by having him here, we will be able to raise more money because he is our main draw.
The team was “proud of the support we are able to give the young people of Lesotho and Botswana to feel empowered, healthy, resilient, and able to thrive,” The Duke added in his statement.
The pandemic has made inequalities worse, so the money raised this year will be invested in these communities at a crucial time, he continued.
The day would not have been possible without the help of our partners and supporters, especially our steadfast title sponsor, ISPS Handa.
Sentebale, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006, works to educate the public and raise money for children and youth in southern Africa whose lives have been impacted by extreme poverty, discrimination, HIV/AIDS, and most recently COVID-19.