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Prince Harry has revealed his next move – a major overseas trip alongside his close pal dubbed the ‘David Beckham of polo’.

It has been announced that he will travel to Singapore alongside world-renowned polo player and friend Nacho Figueras to take part in his charity Sentebale’s annual fund-raising polo match, which he co-founded in 2006. The charity helps those affected by HIV/Aids as well as extreme poverty in countries such as Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.

And on Sentebale’s Instagram account, it was today revealed that Harry would be taking part in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at Singapore Polo Club on August 12. Since 2010, the cup competition has raised over £11million for charity.

Harry said: “The annual Polo Cup is essential to Sentebale’s vital work ensuring children and young people are healthy, resilient, and able to thrive. The funds raised this year will support our Clubs and Camps programme, which provides intensive psychosocial support to young people living with HIV.

“In a time where being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence, we are empowering young people to know their status, stay healthy, and eliminate the stigma so that they can break the cycle. We are delighted to return to the renowned Singapore Polo Club in August, and are once again enormously grateful for the polo community and our sponsors, in particular ISPS Handa, for their ongoing commitment to Lesotho and Botswana’s youth.”

Harry will play on the Royal Salute Sentebale team while pal Nacho will captain the opposing Singapore Polo Club team. It’s unclear if wife Meghan Markle or Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet will travel with Harry to the tournament.

However, Singapore is not the only country Harry will be visiting. Several days earlier on August 9, he and Nacho will be at the ISPS Sports Values Summit-Special Edition in Tokyo. The summit will discuss the power of sport, community and philanthropy.

News of Harry’s trip in aid of Sentebale comes just weeks after it was revealed a friend and business partner of Jeremy Clarkson had quit the charity’s board of trustees. Johnny Hornby had also been chairman of the charity’s board.

Confirming he has stepped down from charity Sentebale, Mr Hornby told the Mirror: “I have spent 11 years with Sentebale and 5 of them as Chairman – it’s a wonderful charity trying to do all it can to help the life chances of young people in Lesotho and Botswana either infected with or affected by HIV.

“The work the teams do is incredible and I hope the charity – now under Sophie’s leadership – will go on to be even more effective in helping young lives. It’s been a privilege to work with Sentebale for more than a decade.”

Mr Hornby’s exit follows incorrect reports he urged former Top Gear presenter Clarkson to apologise about comments he made about Meghan Markle last year. Speaking to the Mirror, Mr Hornby dismissed those reports and said: “Jeremy’s decision to apologise to Meghan for what he had said was entirely his …and anyone who knows Jeremy as I do – knows he’s never told what to do by anyone else.”

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