LIVING THE LIFE OF HARRY: Having had a meet and greet with Miss Bahamas, danced to Jamaican reggae wearing blue suede shoes and raced the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, in recent days, Prince Harry is taking his excellent adventure to São Paulo, where he will square off against Nacho Figueras in Sunday’s Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup. The royal will captain the Sentebale team, and Figueras will do the same honor for the St. Regis team. (The latter is a connoisseur for the luxury hotel chain.) In Brazil for the first time, Harry’s goodwill mission is part of a Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who will celebrate her 60-year reign in June.
On Saturday, the prince will get a real taste of Brazilian hospitality when he joins Figueras and St. Regis guests for some feijoada at polo player José Eduardo Kalil’s estate. And once they polish off the traditional dish of beef, pork and beans, Figueras, a front man for Ralph Lauren, will offer personal polo lessons to guests.
This story first appeared in the March 9, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.