Royal Baby Countdown: Prince William Faces Off With Prince Harry In Polo Match

As the arrival of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s first baby nears, the soon-to-be dad kept busy by competing in a polo match on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Prince played against his brother, Prince Harry, at a charity event held at the Hampshire estate of legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita”) which benefited both William’s African charity Tusk Trust, and Harry’s Sentebale group, which provides healthcare and education to impoverished children and families in Lesotho.

Prince Harry narrowly beat his older brother (4-3), scoring a tie-breaking goal during the last minute of the match, according to People.

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“We weren’t expecting William to be here, it was a lovely surprise. He was on really good form,” Charlie Mayhew, chief executive of Tusk Trust (and one of 450 guests on hand at the event), told the mag of the royal’s visit.

And the Prince didn’t seem to be experiencing any pre-baby nerves.

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“He seemed incredibly relaxed, enjoying his polo – just the same as he ever is,” Mayhew added. “He clearly enjoyed the game. It was a tie right up until the last minute when Prince Harry scored.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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