Prince William set to face poignant reminder of Prince Harry 'rift' as he prepares for latest challenge

Prince William
(Image credit: Getty)

Prince William is expected to face a poignant reminder of his 'rift' with brother Prince Harry as he prepares for his latest challenge.

Prince William is due to face a poignant reminder of his 'rift' with brother Prince Harry (opens in new tab) as he saddles up to compete in the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Cup 2021.

The Duke of Cambridge who made a 'deliberate signal' to Prince Harry (opens in new tab), and watched England's victory against Denmark in the Euros 2020 semi-final, is set to take on a challenge of his own this week when he joins other players at the Guards Polo Club for a charity match on Friday.

Notably, Prince William usually plays in these charity matches alongside his brother Harry, but since Harry now lives more than 5,000 miles away in Los Angeles (opens in new tab), since stepping back (opens in new tab) from the royal family, William will have to go it alone without his brother.

Prince William and Prince Harry

The Duke's are no strangers to the sport - they took part in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo match together at Cirencester Park Polo Club in 2017. And swapped teams to go head to head at Billingbear Polo Club in 2019, with their families looking on.

At the time, the Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) cradled baby Archie (opens in new tab) and the Duchess of Cambridge was looking after her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

But according to Kensington Palace, the latest match will raise much-needed funds and awareness for charities that are close to both Prince William and Kate Middleton's hearts, including Centrepoint, East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH), Family Action, Fields in Trust, The Forward Trust, London Air Ambulance, Mountain Rescue England and Wales, and Tusk.

Prince William and Prince Harry

It unlikely that Prince William's wife Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) will be able to watch as she was forced to self-isolate (opens in new tab) after coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid and had to be rushed out of Wimbledon (opens in new tab) after being alerted to the Covid panic.