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Harry leads England Schools at polo
Prince Harry and Prince William, joking before a polo match
Harry and William both play polo for the Highgrove team
Prince Harry scored as captain of the English schools polo team - despite a defeat in the international against France.

The Prince was chosen from hundreds of young players around the country to lead the team on his debut for the side on Sunday.

Despite falling from his pony in the first minute of the match in Southam, Warwickshire, the 18-year-old Prince gave England the lead minutes later.

But the visitors won the match at the National Schools Polo Tournament four and half points to three.


Polo is a favoured sport of the young prince, who plays with his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William.

He is known for his enthusiasm and competitiveness on the field.

He sometimes plays on the Highgrove team with Charles and William and was captured on film recently joking with his brother before the match.

Prince Harry leading the Eton cadet force
Harry is to follow the family tradition by joining the Army

A polo stick hung on the wall of his room at Eton.

Sunday's match was played at the Dallas Burston Polo Grounds on the Stoneythorpe Estate, Southam, Warwickshire.

Prince Harry left Eton earlier this month after sitting A-levels in geography and art.

On his last day of school, it was announced the 18-year-old would be applying to Sandhurst, the military academy.

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