Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Harry takes horse carriage to polo

Prince Harry and his polo team, with Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Mutta, receive the Sentabale Cup

Prince Harry exchanged a chauffeur driven limousine for a horse drawn carriage for his arrival at his charity polo match.

Harry took the reins of the carriage and drove two grey horses onto the polo ground of an exclusive Brazilian hotel and estate where the event is being staged.

The royal appeared to be following in the footsteps of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who used to drive carriages competitively but now only does so for recreation.

Sitting next to the prince was Alvaro Coelho da Fonseca the owner of the hotel and estate where the Sentebale Polo Cup is being played.

Wearing a smart blazer, the royal smiled as he drove the carriage around the perimeter of the polo field.

Guests had arrived at Haras Larissa - an exclusive boutique hotel set on a working ranch and stud farm in the heart of the Sao Paulo state countryside, in luxury cars and by corporate helicopters.

The royal is taking part in the event near the city of Campinas in aid of his charity Sentebale which he co-founded in 2006.

This will be the third Sentebale Polo Cup and it is designed to raise money and awareness for the organisation's activities helping orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho.

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