Prince Harry Caps NYC Visit With Charity Polo Match | NBC New York

Prince Harry Caps NYC Visit With Charity Polo Match

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 26: Prince Harry pitches the first ball before the New York Mets play the Minnesota Twins, at Citi Field on June 26, 2010 in New York, New York. Prince Harry is on a three day trip to New York culmulating on Sunday where he will play in a polo match supporting his charity Sentebale. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Prince Harry

    Britain's Prince Harry is capping his New York visit with a polo match on an island off Manhattan.

    The 25-year-old son of the late Princess Diana is challenging the equestrian game's top star to benefit AIDS orphans in an impoverished African nation.

    The 3rd Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is scheduled for Sunday afternoon on Governor's Island.

    Harry faces Nacho Figueras, the famed Argentinian polo player. A table for 10 overlooking the field went for as much as $50,000.

    Proceeds are going to a charity supporting at-risk children in Lesotho, in southern Africa, as part of the prince's pledge to continue his mother's fight against HIV.

    In his three days in New York, Harry also visited West Point and UNICEF, and threw the first pitch at a Mets game.