Prince Harry visits with Harlem students

May 30, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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NEW YORK , May 30 (UPI) -- England's Prince Harry spoke to children in Harlem Saturday before taking part in a charity polo match.

The second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana spent the morning at the Harlem Children's Zone, helping students study for a standardized test. He also helped students run though an obstacle course.

"We tried to teach him to be like a homey with the handshake and all of that," Salif Kone, 11, said after meeting Harry. "I thought he'd be wearing a crown and a whole dress and stuff like that but he's just wearing a normal suit."

Harry also was to play in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic. Proceeds from Saturday's exhibition match are to benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S. charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa.

Sentebale was co-founded by Harry and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho in honor of their mothers -- Princess Diana and Queen Mamohato, respectively.

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