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

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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 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, 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, since stepping back 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 cradled baby Archie 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 will be able to watch as she was forced to self-isolate after coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid and had to be rushed out of Wimbledon after being alerted to the Covid panic.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)