William, Harry: princes of polo

May 7, 2017

Saddle up: Princes William, left, and Harry, right, mount their horses ahead of the match at the Audi Polo Challenge today

Prince William and Prince Harry looked in excellent spirits as they took part in a polo match today.

The royal brothers showed off their skills on the field on the second day of the Audi Polo Challenge at Ascot, Berkshire, today.

Dressed in matching white and grey polo shirts, William, 34, and Harry, 32, were seen chatting and inspecting their mallets before they mounted their horses with the help of an aid.

Prince Harry

Royal rival: Prince Harry, right, demonstrates his skill as he takes on a member of the opposite team on the field

Royal rival: Prince Harry, right, demonstrates his skill as he takes on a member of the opposite team on the field

Yesterday, Harry was joined on the first day of the event by his girlfriend Meghan Markle, marking their first public appearance as a couple and giving yet another sign of the seriousness of their relationship.

It is not clear if the American actress is on hand to cheer on her boyfriend from the stands today.

Yesterday, Meghan also met Harry’s mentor, Mark Dyer, a former Army officer.

While Harry demonstrated his sporting prowess, Miss Markle seemed completely at ease as she stood clapping and talking next to Mr Dyer.

Game plan? The brothers might have been taking a few moments to strategise before they headed out on to the field

Game plan? The brothers might have been taking a few moments to strategise before they headed out on to the field

Preparation: Prince Harry cast an eye over his equipment

William looked very relaxed on horseback

Preparation: Prince Harry cast an eye over his equipment, left, while William looked very relaxed on horseback, right

Ready to play: Smiling, Prince William, 35, raised his mallet into the air as he headed out for the start of the match today

Ready to play: Smiling, Prince William, 35, raised his mallet into the air as he headed out for the start of the match today

The 35-year-old looked stunning in a navy blue dress with an asymmetric hem, chic white jacket and ankle-tie stilettos.

A source close to Harry said: ‘Dyer’s opinion is important to Harry. Mark adored Harry’s former girlfriends Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy – but he really likes Meghan. They have been getting on like a house on fire.’

Harry introduced Meghan to his mentor at the Sands End pub in Fulham, which Mr Dyer owns. The 50-year-old has been a guiding figure for both Harry and William since the mid-1990s when he was an equerry. Harry, 32, and Meghan are said to make regular trips to his pub.

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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