Prince Harry Steps Out Solo for Polo Match in Rome

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Fatherhood clearly agrees with Prince Harry.

The 34-year-old royal stepped out on Friday to attend the 2019 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup in Rome, Italy, looking handsome in white pants, a button-up shirt and a gray jacket. Harry reunited with his good friend, polo player Nacho Figueras, at the event, which raised funds and awareness of the charity’s work supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people whose lives have been affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

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Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras
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On Friday, the official Sussex Instagram account shared a picture of Harry playing polo for the charity event.

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Today The Duke of Sussex played in the ninth annual @Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, held for the first time in Rome, Italy, to raise funds and awareness for Sentebale’s work supporting children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. Co- founded by The Duke of Sussex in 2006 with Prince Seeiso, @Sentabale has worked for over a decade in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi to address the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV, providing them with the tools, peer networks, and education to lead healthy and productive lives. Eastern and southern Africa remain the regions most affected by the HIV epidemic - accounting for 45% of the world’s HIV infections. Lesotho and Botswana have the second and third highest infection rate of HIV in the world – with children often too afraid to access the life-saving treatment and care available, because there is still too much associated stigma. Sentebale’s core programme supporting children living with HIV reaches over 4,600 children and young people each month who are coming to terms with living with HIV through monthly Saturday clubs at local healthcare facilities, and 1,700 youth through residential week-long camps in Lesotho and Botswana. Last year alone, Sentebale’s youth volunteers aged between 18 and 24 delivered sexual and reproductive health education, including topics on HIV prevention in schools and communities to over 100,000 of their peers in Lesotho. Support from today’s match will help @Sentebale to expand these essential and life-transforming initiatives. To learn more about @Sentebale or lend your support, visit www.sentebale.org or if you’re in London on June 11th, please join us for the Sentebale Audi concert at Hampton Court Palace @historicroyalpalaces, more details can be also found on the @Sentebale website Photos: Chris Jackson, Delfina Blaquier

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The outing marks only the second time Harry has been away from his wife, Meghan Markle, and their newborn son, Archie. Earlier this month, he attended an event in support of the 2020 Invictus Games -- the annual sporting event he founded in 2014, in which wounded veterans compete -- in The Netherlands, where he proudly sported a jacket reading "Daddy."

Last July, Harry attended the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup with 37-year-old Meghan, where they memorably shared a kiss after Harry's team won the match. Figueras later joked about being the third wheel while they kissed.

To revisit the sweet moment, watch the video below:

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