Our exclusive picture shows the prince enjoying a day out on the polo fields after his release from pilot training.
Prince Harry who was recently dumped by his girlfriend of four years, Chelsy Chavvy, has decided to take up the new sport to get his mind off his ex.
“Although the prince is not short of young women vying for his attention, he is still very upset over the loss of Miss Chavvy’s love. His father suggested the prince take up a new hobby to get his mind off things,” a palace spokesman was quoted as saying on Monday.
Polo is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Riders score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet. The traditional sport of polo is played at speed on a large grass field up to 300 yards in length, and each polo team consists of four riders and their mounts.
Prince Harry who has been practising polo for the past month or so, is set to compete in his first polo championship in May.
“This will be the time for the young prince to prove himself on the field and improve his handicap point average,” his instructor, Major Fritz Coburg told reporters.