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British Royal Prince Harry is to make his first official trip to the US this month, and will take part in a charity polo match while there.

The 24-year-old prince will play a charity exhibition polo match at the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on New York’s historic Governors Island on May 30, to raise funds for Sentebale, a charity he founded in 2006 with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to help the orphans of Lesotho. The match will be the first of a series of events on Governors Island which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of New York.

“We look forward to providing spectators with an afternoon of sport and entertainment surrounded by the magnificent Manhattan skyline,” said Aisha Thompson, Veuve Clicquot Senior Brand Manager. “This year, we are also pleased to be supporting an incredible and inspirational charity, American Friends of Sentebale.”

England’s Daily Mail also reports that “he will make time to visit several charity projects in the area and hopes to fit in a trip to Ground Zero to pay his respects to the victims of 9/11.”

Harry first visited Lesotho in 2004 and was moved by the plight of the young AIDS victims he met. Joining forces with the kingdom’s Prince Seeiso, he set up the charity Sentebale – which means ‘forget me not’ in the local language – in memory of his mother Princess Diana, who was dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS problem in the country.

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