Prince Harry fell from his Polo horse twice during a charity match in South Africa. The incident came as a surprise because just like Prince Philip and Prince Charles, he is an accomplished Polo player. He had participated in both competitive and charity polo matches.
Prince Harry pulled up his pony but was thrown forward, hitting the ground head-first, BBC reported. Fortunately, he was able to protect himself from more serious harm by leaning his hands on the ground. The match in Cape Town was temporarily stopped to check if the prince was okay. Apart from falling on his knees on the ground, he has no wounds and injuries. The match was continued. At the end of the play, however, Prince Harry tumbled again on the ground, falling between two other players.
Prince Harry was participating in the Polo match in behalf of his Sentebale charity. The charity opened an orphanage from African children and vulnerable kids.
Prince Harry had an emotional speech, drawing from his pain of losing Princess Diana at an early age. “I felt an overwhelming connection to many of the children I met. They were far younger than me, and of course, their situation was a great deal more challenging than my own,” the prince said in his speech.
“Nonetheless, we shared a similar feeling of loss, having a loved one, in my case a parent, snatched away so suddenly. I, like them, knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled,” he said.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 28, 2015