Wen Qi, 36, detained on Wednesday outside the game
Well, it probably had to happen.
A woman from Toronto with 'an unhealthy attraction' to Prince Harry was arrested for trespassing at the Greenwich Polo Club during Prince Harry's visit and benefit polo match there on Wednesday. She has been locked up and is apparently unable to post a thousand-buck bond.
Prince Harry competes in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)
Police suggested she was a known stalker of the Prince, saying that 'international law enforcement agencies' had issued advisories 'to be watchful for her'.
Miss Middleton out and about
Pippa Middleton attended a London party for the UK edition of Vanity Fair on Tuesday night.
As her brother in law, Prince Harry, was enjoying a succesful week of high-profile engagements in the US, the 29-year-old party planner attended the VF event at Mayfair restaurant 34 Grosvenor Square, dressed simply in a short black skirt and white shirt but with eye-catching polkadot shoes.
Pippa Middleton seen leaving The Vanity Fair lunch party at 34 Grosvenor Square (Neil P. Mockford / Film Magic / Getty Images)
Other guests included Tom Ford and Jemima Khan, European editor-at-large of the magazine.
The prince’s visit to the States this week has been nothing short of a triumph. Tom Sykes on how the royal cleaned up his image (hint: ditching the booze) and turned up the charm.
One of the most devoutly sought goals for which the Brits travel to the United States is rehabilitation. For some, that really does mean a 28-day program at the Meadows, but for British celebrities old and new, from Victoria Beckham to Piers Morgan to PG Wodehouse, America offers something even more alluring: a chance to clean up one’s image in a country that, in comparison to their homeland, is proud of allowing reinvention and fresh starts.
Prince Harry's visit to the US has been transformational for the young royal (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
One can now add the name of Prince Harry to the list of Brits comprehensively rehabilitated in the generous embrace of the United States. For to describe Harry’s tour of the U.S. as an unqualified success would be mean-spirited. The truth is, the past week has been a transformative one for the third in line to the throne, and nothing short of a triumph.
It certainly seems hard to believe that the handsome young man pictured in the last few days confidently standing alongside a blushing Michelle Obama and praising the "fantastic American spirit" that saw the rebuilding of those parts of New Jersey obliterated by superstorm Sandy is the same person who, just nine months ago, allowed himself to be photographed in the nude playing strip billiards in a hotel room with some girls he had met a few hours earlier downstairs in a Vegas casino.
Update 1640 EST: Prince Harry's Team Wins 4 - 3
16:40 So there it is folks. Prince Harry's tour of the USA is all done and dusted bar the counting of the money raised (the polo alone rasied a million bucks). I hope you had as much fun as I did - who knew Harry behaving could be as much fun as Harry misbehaving? - although I think probably none of us had as good a time as Harry himself. Expect this to be an annual event.
The presentations have just been taking place, with Ms Kurkova presenting Harry and his team with the trophy. Harry will NOT repeat NOT now be spending a few days privately in Atlantic City. He's head back home. Tonight. To Kensington Palace. Where a team of overweight bodyguards will take turns sitting on him and make sure he doesn't go near a bar for at least 48 hours.
As you can tell, I'm getting a bit delirious. Also, I am just about to exceed my tweet allowance. So I am going to go and wrap a cold compress around my head, like the Old Harry.
See you all tomorrow.
Long before Prince Harry, England’s Edward VIII enjoyed a ribald youth. Tom Sykes on the dishy new book that exposes the future king’s World War I tryst with a French prostitute.
The adolescence and early manhood of the most reviled monarch in recent British history, Edward VIII—the abdicator who married Wallis Simpson and threw the monarchy into a near-fatal tailspin in 1936—has been oft mined by writers and historians.
Marguerite Alibert, also known as Maggie Meller. (Courtesy of Raoul Laurent/Picador )
So hated was David Windsor (his birth name) by an entire generation of establishment writers and propagandists determined to expose every flaw in his character that it seems hard to believe that any truly new information could be found about the prince’s misspent youth. And while the story of his affair with Marguerite “Maggie” Meller, a famous French courtesan, is not exactly unknown, Andrew Rose, a retired judge, does unearth some extraordinary details in his new, meticulously researched, and highly evocative new book. Furthermore, he makes the extraordinary claim that Meller used a cache of erotic letters written to her by the young prince years earlier to “fix” her 1923 Old Bailey trial in which she was acquitted of murdering her billionaire husband despite clear evidence to the contrary.
Edward is portrayed by Rose as a withdrawn young man, ill at ease in company. “Despite a rough-house naval education, including considerable periods at sea which should have been a character-forming experience, the prince was physically and emotionally a late developer. Today he would be thought of as something of a ‘nerd,’” writes Rose.
Harry is to join the Walking With The Wounded race to the South Pole in November
Maybe Harry twisted their arms.
The foudation controlled by William, Kate and Harry is donating £100,000 to Walking With The Wounded's 2013 South Pole Allied Challenge. Harry, the expedition patron, announced last month that he will join the gruelling 210-mile trek across Antarctica this winter.
Prince Harry with the WWTW team in Norway in 2012 (David Cheskin, WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Prince Harry, who is currently making injured troops the focus of his week-long US tour, will also join the soldiers as they trek in temperatures of minus 45C.
Prince Harry wrapped up yesterday's engagements in Colorado by being roped into a cheerleading display
Prince Harry has a day out of the public eye today as he travels back to the East Coast so allow us to entertain you with these pictures taken yesterday of the third in line to the throne forming part of an ambitious cheer-leading display with cadets at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado.
STEP 1: Harry kneels down on all fours (Rick Wilking / Getty Images)
The Prince got down on all fours to help form a three-tier pyramid with the team's mascot, dressed as a big blue bird, forming the apex.
STEP 2: A young lady climbs on top of Harry (not for the first time we suspect) (John Stillwell / Getty Images)
Has the closely guarded secret been let out of the bag?
The Mail on Sunday in the UK is claiming to have landed possibly the only piece of royal news that could tear the Royalist away from Harry in Colorado: Kate's due date.
And the Mail is claiming that the date Kate has been given is Saturday, July 13.
The Royalist has been told by friends of the Royals that Kate's due date is at the beginning of July.
The Mail's source, described as "a friend of the pair" told the paper: "Some of Kate and William’s closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the Royals recently. They were all discussing the fact that Kate’s baby is due to be born on July 13. Everyone was very excited."
Harry, like his father and grandfather, has expressed concerns over the unsightly turbines used to create wind energy
At least Prince Harry was probably politer than his grandfather.
Prince Harry and Prince Philip. (Getty; AP)
But the young Prince waded into his first controversy of his US tour when he reportedly echoed Prince Philip's views on the unsightliness of wind farms at the reception in Denver he attended last night where he met Missy Franklin.
According to a report in The Daily Telegraph today, Harry told Susan Reilly, chief executive officer of Renewable Energy Systems Americas, that he was concerned about the 'visual impact' of the green energy devices. I love the way the royals go straight to the top.
British designers offer Kate some inspiration on how the new babe's room might look
Is there time to get in one last non-Harry post before the spare heir sweeps into America later today?
I think there is.
What will Kate's baby's nursery look like? Here's the best guess of two esteemed interior designers, commissioned by design experts the RedBook Agency, one traditional and one a more modern magical interpretation, using the interiors of Kensington Palace and the archive images of previous Royal nurseries as references.
Chelsea-based Christopher Chanond’s traditional interpretation of a royal nursery
Harry will start a seven day tour of the US today, and we'll be following every move!
As we probably don't need to tell anyone who visits this page on regular basis PRINCE HARRY IS LANDING IN WASHINGTON LATER TODAY!!!
Yes, the Prince is due to begin a seven-day visit to the United States in just a few hours from now (here's the schedule) and the first port of call is Washington DC where he will be supporting the work of HALO trust, the landmine clearance charity supported by his mother, Diana.
This is an old photo of Harry. We hope to have some new ones of him - on US soil no less - soon! (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)
In Washington, he'll support a cause embraced by his late mother - landmines. When Diana called for an international ban, seven months before she died, a Tory minister accused her of being a "loose cannon".
Can Charles learn to keep his views to himself?
The great virtue of a constituional monarch is that they say nothing, and have no opinion, and certainly no political ones.
Prince Charles, who appears to be the UK's new co-monarch, has plenty of opinions and has never been shy about sharing them. The 'meddling Prince' is famous for writing 'black spider' memos to government ministers which are rumoured to be attempts to interfere with policy.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech next to Prince Charles (Toby Melville / WPA / Getty Images)
The Times has reacted to the announcement yesterday that the Queen is to scale back her duties involving long-haul flights leaving her son to take on more of her job with a caustic editorial.
Charles and the Queen are now effectively sharing the role of monarch
The British Royal Family don’t really ‘do’ change, so gasps of astonishment and pronounced intakes of breath today as Prince Charles accompanied his mother the Queen to the state Opening of Parliament today, the most important and symbolic constitutional event in the royal calendar.
The presence of Charles by her side – for the first time in 17 years – comes after yesterday’s revelation that she is cutting back on long-haul travel and is a clear sign that the Queen is now actively handing over many of her duties to Charles.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech next to Prince Charles (Toby Melville / WPA / Getty Images)
Charles and the Queen are effectively now sharing the job of monarch.
Palace announces a 'review' of the monarchs long-haul flying habits
The Queen is to cut back on engagements requiring the use of long haul flights, Buckingham Palace said today, in an unprecedented announcement which may herald a new era for the Queen of semi-retirement, with Prince Charles taking over more duties. The first concrete evidence that the Queen really is to begin easing up on her hectic schedule of engagements came today, with the announcement from Buckingham Palace that HM will not be attending her beloved Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in Sri Lanka in November as part of a wind-down of long-haul flying.
The Queen, on one of her 400 annual engagements (Steve Parsons/WPA Pool, via Getty)
The decision is though to have been precipitated by the Queen's recent hospitilisation with symptoms of gastrointerits.
It will not have been taken lightly, but courtiers and family members who have been urging the Queen for years to take things easier will regard it as a positive step in safeguarding the 87-year old's health. The Queen has up till now consistently refused to cut back on publc appearances, telling courtiers: "I have to be seen to be believed."
Harry is coming back to America on Thursday. Here's his schedule. It does not contain a trip to Vegas.
Harry lands in America on Thursday, royal fans, and anticipation is building ahead of the trip.
The towns which Prince Harry will visit during his New Jersey tour stop next Tuesday have been announced - Mantoloking and Seaside Heights.
Chris Jackson / Getty Images
Harry had apparently wanted to visit the “hardest hit town in New Jersey,” hence the Mantoloking stop. The town’s Mayor George Nebel said that the young royal and Chris Christie - who has promised to keep the rowdy royal under control - will visit about ten homes before getting in the car and heading to Seaside Heights for a press conference.
Prince Harry’s girlfriend is the opposite of Kate Middleton in every way. Tom Sykes examines the evidence: a pair of Doc Martens, some dungarees, and that infamous scrunchie.