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Saturday 20 September 2014

Prince Harry hails Americans’ generosity as tour endsby tony jones

Prince Harry
Prince Harry

Prince Harry ended his US tour by thanking the people of America for their “extraordinary generosity” — as he was shown a rather risqué sculpture.

 Harry spent his final day playing in his fund-raising Sentebale Polo Cup match, and is believed to have raised $1m (£660,000) to help fund the work of his charity.

The seven-day tour has showcased the Prince as a modern, hard-working royal, in contrast to last summer's high-profile gaffe when he was photographed nude during a “strip billiards” party in a £5,000-a-night hotel in Las Vegas.

Speaking to the 400 polo guests who helped raise the funds for his Sentebale charity, Harry said: “This is the last day of my tour around the United States. Thank you for a wonderful week. I have witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation.”

Harry has won over many Americans during his tour with his humour, charm and down-to-earth nature.

The polo match was staged at the club in the exclusive Connecticut town of Greenwich.

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