Saturday, Prince Harry took part in a variety of activities including: the Sport Relief mile, rugby and volleyball. Photo Credits: Getty Images. Collage work by Elspeth Lodge
Photo Credits: AFP. Collage work by Elspeth Lodge.
Prince Harry, now in Brazil, joined in the Sport Relief mile close to Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo beach today. He set the race of hundreds off in fine style with the wave of a Brazilian Flag. The Prince began the race at a jog, next to a blind athlete, but ran a brisk mile in around six-minutes.
In pure Harry style, he crossed the finish line wearing a paper cut-out mask of his brother’s face.
Mask Harry wore of Duke of Cambridge crossing the finish line. Photo Credit: AFP/ Getty Images.
The Prince then taught children how to play tag-rugby and beach volleyball in one of Rio’s hillside slums.
Prince Harry can now add "Coach" to his long list of titles! He had great fun teaching children in Brazil how to play rugby. Photos via JustJared. Collage work by Elspeth Lodge.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke to the media last night about Harry’s trip to Brazil: “Well Prince Harry is worth a thousand politicians,” said Hunt, “as you can see he has extraordinary celebrity pulling power. But also the way he’s approached things here in Brazil, sums up what we’re most proud about with the Royal Family. He’s self effacing, he’s interested, he really engages with people, he joins in – great qualities – and I just think we’re incredibly lucky to have a Royal Family that does such a good job in banging the drum for Britain.”
He added: “We’re never going to have a year like 2012, it’s an extraordinary year for Britain and what we want do is bang the drum for everything we’re proud of. This is the year when we are officially allowed to get out to everyone huge messages about what we’ve achieved as a country, our role in sport, inventing or codifying eight of the world’s top ten sports. The inventions that Britain has made which have shaped the modern world – from the industrial revolution to the world wide web – our incredible culture, the home of Shakespeare, Chaucer, Dickens and so on. So we’ve got this opportunity and this is a year if we bang the drum loud enough we’ve got a chance to create jobs for British people and business for British companies.”