Tuesday, 22 November 2016

All action Harry is a good sport in Antigua

A prince on top of his game - Harry gets sporty in Antigua
(photo Kensington Palace Twitter)

We always knew Prince Harry was a good sport and he's gone the extra spin, bounce and tap to prove it while on his tour of the Caribbean. On a day out in Antigua at a Youth Sports Festival, Harry got to try his hand at more than one game. The prince was seeing how sport can really make a difference to the lives of young people as well as celebrating the achievements of the country he is calling home at the start of his two week tour of the Caribbean. Here's Harry's photo album showing what a good sport he's been in Antigua.

When you're weclomed to the Sir Viv Richards Stadium by the man himself along with two other cricketing knights, Sir Andy Roberts and Sir Curtly Ambrose, you have to stump up. Harry put bat to ball and smile to face as he tried his best to hold his own in front of cricketing legends.

Harry showed us his boxing moves at an event for Heads Together earlier this year. On his visit to Antigua, he kept the fighting talk going as he heard about boxing in the country.

We know Harry loves rugby but it seems like any game involving chucking a ball around will do - the face might say things got tough but this prince showed his prowess on the field.

The golf didn't go quite so well. A century ago, his distant relative Princess Thora was a renowned woman golfer but it clearly hasn't made its way down to this generation as Harry chipped, missed and grimaced.

It's been too long since a Harry playing volleyball photo but all of that was put right on November 21st with a jump, a push and a throw at the nets. Don't leave it so long next time, Harry.

 His sister in law, the Duchess of Cambridge, is in line to take over as Patron of the All England Tennis and Croquet Club while cousin Eddie, the Duke of Kent, does the honours presenting the trophies there as President. Neither will be expecting to see Harry follow in the steps of his great grandfather, George VI, who played at Wimbledon. Given his performance with the tennis racquet, Harry needs to get back to volleyball. Quickly.

Harry really is a prince for all - he even took part in some armchair sport. At the end of a long morning, and surrounded by T-shirts showing a more youthful version of himself, Harry grabbed a seat and had a laugh with his hosts. There's no doubt about it, Harry really is a good sport.

Keep up to date with the latest from Prince Harry's tour of the Caribbean on the special page here.

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