It is rare to see polo shirts worn for their namesake; the game of polo. However, last week as Prince Harry’s tour of the USA came to a close he donned a charity polo-shirt as the captain in a charity polo match which pitted him against Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras who captained the opposing team. Harry’s team came out on top with Harry scoring the final goal of the match.
The Prince’s trip appears both successful and athletic as he interspersed dinners and luncheons with playing sitting volleyball at the US Warrior Games and trying his hand at baseball. Wearing a variety of different printed t-shirts and polo shirts for different events and raising awareness of his charity and causes.
Harry has been promoting his 9 year old charity for children in Lesotho called Sentebale which means ‘forget me not’ in English.
The third in line to the throne (for the next few months) also opened the Warrior Games for injured members of the armed forces and played sitting volleyball. He was given a UK team t-shirt for the game from USA volleyball Olympic athlete Missy Franklin.
No doubt Harry’s ambassadorial work is valid in raising the profile of Britain, the royal family and tourism, but he also helped to spread the word about charities he is passionate about. He has done this by making great impression on those he meets, enthusiastically taking part in a broad itinerary and giving well thought out speeches. Furthermore, the power of the images of the prince in charity t-shirts which have quickly made their way across the globe also work wonders to raise the profile of charities quickly and far more cheaply than any global campaign could.