By Rachel Quigley
A royal tumble: Prince Harry falls off his horse during the third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island in New York
It was hardly the prince's most regal of moments.
As Prince Harry attempted to impress his American hosts, he fell off his horse during a polo match in New York.
Playing at the third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island yesterday - where tables were going for up to £33,000 - Harry took a rather nasty tumble and almost did a somersault as he landed on the grass.
Sent flying: The young prince laughs as he hits the grass after losing his balance
He was pitted against the equestrian game's top star - Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras - to raise money for AIDS orphans in impoverished African nations.
Happy couple: A radiant Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Dave Clark pose for pictures at a reception for Prince Harry's charity Sentebale at Greenwich Country Club in New York
The delighted crowd looked on, first in horror then amusement, when they realised the prince was OK - it seemed to only be his pride that hurt.
Walking away uninjured after he took the tumble, the Prince hung his head in shame, obviously embarrassed at the fall.
The 25 year old is in the American capital for a series of events aimed at forging closer links between the UK and US armed forces charities.
Billed as one of the summer's most fashionable summer parties, the champagne is always free flowing.
Despite the fall, Harry was able to lead his players in a hard-fought match that ended 5-5.
But like England's disappointing result in the World Cup, his side lost by an extra time 'sudden death' goal.
The polo match capped Harry's three-day visit to New York.
On Saturday, he threw the first pitch at a New York Mets baseball game and on Friday he visited the West Point Military academy where he said Britain could 'learn a lot' from how the Americans treat their veterans.
Before the polo match he said: 'The United States has always protected the downtrodden, the poorest, those most in need of help in the world.
Slimline: Beatrice shows off a stunning pair of slender long legs as she arrives at the charity event
'And to me, this is what the United States stands for.'
The charity polo match is another part of Harry's extensive charity work - he has pledged to continue his late mother's legacy of helping children born with HIV.
Meanwhile Harry's cousin Princess Beatrice was looking pretty and very slender as attended a reception for his charity Sentebale at Greenwich Country Club charity event with proud boyfriend Dave Clark on her arm.
Dressed in a black skirt and electric blue jacket, Beatrice, 21, beamed happily for the cameras.
Ball boy: Harry shakes hands with New York Mets catcher Rod Barajas after throwing out the first pitch before the start of the Minnesota Twins vs New York Mets game at Citi Field, in Queens, New York yesterday
The Princess has been enjoying her summer break from studying and has been seen at several events and usually with Clark, 27, on her arm.
And she has been sporting the same shade of blue on several outfits, clearly her favourite colour of the summer.
She wore a dress in the colour to the Mahiki nightclub in London two weeks ago, and sported the shade on a jacket which she wore to Royal Ascot last week.
She and Clark came out in support for Harry and his charity Sentebale, which he set up in 2006 along with Prince Seesio of Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom within South Africa.
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