Prince Harry’s official 36-hour jaunt to Manhattan was a win by all accounts. Prince Harry began at Ground Zero, after which 36-hours were packed and condensed into six very public appearances. A media frenzy swarmed the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island in New York Harbor on Saturday. Where Prince Harry for team Sentebale faced off against Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras.
The polo match was mobbed with celebrities like Madonna and on/off lover Jesus Luz, actresses Kate Hudson and Chloe Sevigny, rapper LL Cool J, Matt Lauer, and designer Marc Jacobs, plus, notable LVMH corporate names. Before the match Prince Harry mingled and charmed the VIP area in a navy blue blazer, collared shirt and white pants. Even going so far as to pick up and console somebody’s sobbing child, on the whole he was good with the kids.
Harry geared up for the polo match and was a good sport playing with horses he had never seen, let alone, rode before. Despite the foreign horses, Prince Harry scored the tie-breaking, winning goal for team Sentebale ; score 6 to 5. The team celebrated polo victory (and charity profits) by popping a Veuve Clicquot bottle of champagne, duh. The Prince parted saying, "It’s my first visit to New York. I’m hopeful I’ll come back to visit again." Maybe next trip he will have some down time to play out on the New York night scene!