Let me start off by saying I love a good ginger. Add a British accent, cocky attitude and a lot of money to that and you’ve got Prince Harry. My dream man of sorts.
Prince Harry has been on a publicity tour all over the US of A these past few days and like every hot-blooded American female under the age of 75 I’ve been following coverage more than closely. I am happy to report that the strapping royal ginger made quite the (positive) impression on everyone including little leaguers in Harlem and fan favorite Missy Franklin – a bloody success!
After sparking media hysteria during his last trip to the states – remember that time he was photographed nude in Vegas? – Harry waltzed through this seven-day tour a la America on his best behavior. He replaced partying with activities more typical of the Royal Family that have so entranced us – from honoring military families with Mrs. Obama and visiting wounded soldiers while in uniform in Washington, helping form a cheerleader pyramid (rah!) like a pro in Colorado, touring Jersey with Governor Chris Christie, to playing baseball with adorable little leaguers in Harlem.
As if we weren’t already swooning, Harry ended his cross-country adventure in upscale Greenwich, Conn. with a roaring game of polo in a charity match. After looking like a moving Ralph Lauren ad on the field, His Royal Highness joined 400 moderately impressive guests – i.e. designed Jason Wu, model Karolina Kurkova and Dawn Jones, Tommy Lee Jones’ wife – at the exclusive polo club for a lively match benefiting Sentebale, a charity he helped found to raise support for at-risk youth in the African nation of Lesotho.
In true Harry fashion, he ditched the speech he had once prepared and wowed the invite-only crowd before the match began by thanking Americans for “such a wonderful week.”
“I have witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation.”
Aw, you’re just too sweet, Big H! To solidify our obsession, the Wild Windsor went on to score the winning goal, sweetening the $1 million the match raised for charity. Bloody fantastic, I’d say!
Thank you, Prince Harry, for renewing our faith in 28 year old men, reminding us how much we adore a good British accent and proving you are more than Prince William’s younger brother. Here’s wishing you safe travels back over the pond and please promise to visit again soon. Preferably with Kate.