Prince Harry finishes up his American trip with a charity polo game: hot & sweaty?

Yesterday, Prince Harry was in Connecticut for a charity polo match which raised money for his Sentebale Foundation. Harry got to hang out with Nacho Figueras, Stephanie Seymour, Gayle King and Olivia Palermo. He got a kiss from Karolina Kurkova at the end because his team won, of course. I know this is completely dumb of me, but what’s the purpose of leg warmers for horses? Obviously, I know nothing about horses or polo, but why are the horses accessorized? Anyway, Harry’s horse is beautiful.

Prince Harry’s charity polo match in Greenwich, Conn., was the closest the legendary party prince came to Champagne and models during his stint in the States. A crowd of 400 was short on celebs, but filled with catwalkers past and present including Stephanie Seymour, Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Stam and Hana Soukupová. Despite female fans clamoring to get to His Highness, Harry kept his mind on the match.

“He was quite strapping,” swooned one female guest at the match and a luncheon where he appeared. “You can feel his physicality! All the big bankers, real-estate titans and masters-of-the-universe got just as weak-kneed and unctuous as their female partners around him. Harry was so gracious and patient with everyone.”

Spotted at the match were Owen Wilson, Gayle King and socialites Olivia Palermo and Amanda Hearst.

The night before, Harry drew admiring glances at a Friends of the Royal Foundation Four Seasons Restaurant reception from ladies including Miss USA Nana Meriwether. But the royal hung close with new pals and Yankee Mark Teixeira. The Black Eyed Peas singer sat at Harry’s table of 12. Teixeira had played baseball in Harlem with Harry Tuesday afternoon.

As the prince left the event, a small group of women lined up, but we’re told he instead stopped to take a photo with a WWII veteran in a wheelchair. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who stayed briefly, and Beau Biden were also there. Guests dined on heirloom tomato and mozzarella salads, filet mignon and pink cotton candy. We’re told security was so tight, all guests — even Police Commissioner Ray Kelly — had to present ID before walking into the dinner.

[From Page Six]

Cotton candy? Good God. If Prince Harry is coming for dinner, do you really want to serve him COTTON CANDY?! Thankfully, at the polo match dinner, the food sounded so much better – they got to eat “mini lobster rolls and crabcakes, followed by filet of beef with a spring vegetable salad or gnocchi with corn, mushrooms and English peas. Dessert was vanilla creme brule and mixed berry trifle.” Much better than cotton candy.

After the polo game, Harry made a little speech thanking Americans for his warm reception throughout the week, saying: “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.” God, I SO wish he would date an American girl. He doesn’t have to marry her, but I just think it would be cool if he dated an American just once. Somebody send Kate Upton to him.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Anna says:

    Wow that horse is almost a pony! I always thought polo horses are bigger… and the horse ‘legwarmers’ are more like ace bandages.

  2. Val says:

    I would climb that like a tree.

  3. Jenna says:

    All I got from this story is that the one man’s name is Nacho. LOL :P

  4. marie says:

    Always hot, always hit-able.. it’s never a question.

    Are those knee braces below the boots? what are those? That’s a beautiful horse.

  5. Butterfly J says:

    The “leg warmers” are wraps that protect the horses’ legs from polo sticks, balls, hooves, and to some degree reduce strain from sudden changes in direction. :)

  6. Shelley says:

    Who is that hottie polo player next to Harry? *drool*

  7. Coconut says:

    They’re called mallets or sticks on polo not bats.

  8. Apples says:

    I saw some video of him riding in Conn. It WAS hot. He’s very fluid- it’s sexy.

  9. Addison says:

    COTTON CANDY! I would have been more excited about that than to see Harry. Cotton candy is the best!

  10. Barrett says:

    I love him. He has a great personality that comes across especially when with the less fortunate. I feel like his ginger hair is getting less thick. Boo hoo. I like that is sets him apart from his dad and brother….

  11. FLORC says:

    An American girl would be terrible! Not only is Upton on her last 5 of her 15, but an American girl would either be a Princess Grace or a Wallis-Simpson. A movie star or an average woman and she would either be universally accepted or bring out the petty nature of the aristos and wannabe aristos.

    And Upton is a pretty girl and has a future in fuller figure modeling, but she’s built too boxy for me to want to buy the clothes she wears.

  12. tia says:

    Connecticut is so beautiuful. Of course that is where he was. Class and money.. love it.

    • FLORC says:

      Parts of Connecticut are really beautiful, but a block or 2 over from those stunning areas you hit a terrible poverty area. The level of crime is fast growing and taxes are skyrocketing slowly leaving either the very rich or the very poor. For example Elizabeth park is gorgeous and massive, but some urban youths a few blocks over decided they would strip the oldest tree there of bark and carve into it a few years back.

      • Sara says:

        Can confirm this, I live in CT. Those who don’t live near Greenwich don’t consider it CT anyways ;P lol

      • FLORC says:

        Sara and fellow CT dweller,
        I hate Greenwich. They made a whole town a gated community. Parts of Fairfield tried to do the same. Even the gas stations are so ritzy! A little over 50% of estates (not homes. Homes are for the plebs) in Greenwich are in the foreclosure process or only inhabited seasonally and rented out. They try to keep up appearances, but the town is going in the red since the market crash.

  13. MisJes says:

    The “leg warmers” aren’t ACE bandages you would use on a human. They’re specially made from thick fleece and elastic.

    You place a foam pad around the horse’s leg and then wrap the bandage around for protection. They have to be sewn into place, and it’s time consuming.

    I play Polocrosse, and we use wrap around boots/bell boots because they’re easier to manage and re-adjustable. The straps still need to be sewn however.

    It’s so important because Polo/Polocrosse can be rough. My horse often comes away with nicks from her legs from other horseshoes, mallets, etc.

  14. drea says:

    Harry and Nacho together is always a good thing.

  15. audrey says:

    i wonder if the queen told him off before he made the trip. cause he behaved perfectly

    also love the thought of that little old lady chastising him and telling him to keep it in his pants

  16. Mary says:

    Isn’t that Charlotte Casiraghi in the first pic?

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    I have impure thoughts of both the Prince and Nacho :) Kind of a strange guest list…Owen Wilsn/Gayle King…I thought the guy in the third photo was Charlie Sheen. And , right, WTF is up with cotton candy…strange pick but maybe they wanted a fair-type atmosphere. Bye, Prince Harry..come back soon!!!

  18. Jessica says:

    The “leg warmers” are bandages that protect the legs from injury.

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  20. Elise says:

    …Or send Amanda Hearst up on him. That girl is stunning!