Prince Harry shows off his polo skills during charity tournament


Prince Harry has staged his annual charity polo competition in Florida, America's sunshine state - though there wasn't much sunshine.

The Prince hopes to raise US$1 million (£690,000) for his Africa-based charity Sentebale from the event, which was staged in an exclusive polo-playing area where billionaires like Bill Gates and Donald Trump have homes.

 (Alan Diaz/AP/PA)

Harry plays polo (Alan Diaz/AP/PA)

The money raised will be used to fund the charity's work supporting vulnerable children and young people living with HIV in Lesotho.

In the round-robin tournament Harry's Sentebale team took on Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras's players and a local team.

The Prince led his team to a runaway 4-1 victory in their opening match against the local Valiente team, who also lost to the Argentinian's side.

 Prince Harry, left, and Nacho Figueras, right, hug (Alan Diaz/AP/PA)

Prince Harry, right, and Nacho Figueras, left, pose for photographers with a trophy (Alan Diaz/AP/PA)

Among the players was a husband and wife team Marc and Melissa Ganzi - a wealthy couple who own a polo club in Florida.

Melissa Ganzi played for Harry while her husband turned out for the Valiente side.

Harry plays polo (Peter Byrne/PA)

Harry was in the thick of most of the action shouting out to his players and even scored a goal in their first match.

Harry plays polo (Peter Byrne/PA)

With parts of the pitch covered in water, the players used a large ball which slowed down the game.

The deciding game pitched the two friends - Harry and Figueras - against each other and in a tight match Sentebale won 2-1 to claim the cup.