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Prince Harry closes US visit with Conn. polo match

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ASCOT, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Prince Harry attends the Betfair Weekend 'King George IV and Queen Elizabeth Stakes' race day at Ascot Racecourse on July 23, 2011 in Ascot, England.. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Britain's Prince Harry is wrapping up a weeklong visit to the United States in the affluent New York City suburb of Greenwich, Conn., where he is playing in a polo match at a club with a history of hosting royal visitors. 

The prince is competing Wednesday at the Greenwich Polo Club to benefit Sentebale, the charity he co-founded to help poor children and AIDS orphans in the small African nation of Lesotho.

A home to many celebrities, Greenwich is hardly unaccustomed to fanfare, but for some the visit of the 28-year-old prince is still a cause for celebration. At the Atelier360 shop on Greenwich Avenue, co-owner Veronique Lee said they are planning a party Wednesday with tea and cucumber sandwiches.

The prince began his visit to the U.S. on May 9.

Associated Press

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