Check out a quick Vine of some of the action from the Sentebale Polo Cup with Prince Harry in Connecticut.
Players and ponies have taken the field at the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Prince Harry is playing in the annual Sentebale Polo Cup, benefiting Sentebale, a charity he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, which provides support to children in Lesotho and help victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country.
Prince Harry began a seven-day tour of the USA on 9 May 2013, with visits to Washington DC, Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
(Photo: Prince Harry at a May 2012 reception at the British ambassador’s residence in Washington in honour of British and American wounded warriors.)
My thoughts are with those who’ve been devastated by the Connecticut shootings. The death of so many children is truly heartbreaking.
I warmly welcome the decision taken by the Governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy to sign legislation abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut. Connecticut has become the 17th US state to abolish the death penalty, which reinforces the trend towards abolition. I hope that this decision will inspire other US states which still retain the death penalty to follow Connecticut’s positive example of abolition.
It is the longstanding policy of the UK to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. We consider that its use undermines human dignity, that there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent value, and that any miscarriage of justice leading to its imposition is irreversible and irreparable.
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