In Japan, Prince Harry signs a successful return to the international scene

In Japan, Prince Harry signs a successful return to the international scene

The Duke of Sussex traveled to Tokyo where, on August 9, 2023, he took part in a summit on the values ​​of sport organized by the International Sports Promotion Association. Harry appeared smiling alongside friend and polo player Nacho Figueras on the first leg of his mini-tour of Asia.

The stage rises to applause from the audience. On August 9, 2023, Prince Harry is one of the guests for the special edition ISPS Sports Values ​​Summit taking place in Tokyo. He was welcomed by Haruhisa Handa, president and founder of the International Sports Promotion Association, a Japanese non-profit organization known for its sponsorship of golf tournaments. The Duke of Sussex’s arrival in Japan is part of a short trip to Asia that will take him on August 12 to Singapore for a charity polo match supported by the ISPS and organized for Sentebale. Founded and sponsored by Harry, this charity helps children and youth affected by poverty, inequality and HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

I would gladly live in Japan if you wanted me.

With a wide smile on his face, the youngest son of King Charles III was more than happy to be in the Land of the Rising Sun again, nearly four years after his last visit to the Rugby Football World Cup. “Your warmth, your compassion, your generosity, every element of Japanese culture is truly unique,” he told the party, adding that he had already noticed it in 2019. “I’ll live happily here if you want me. Thank you. For your hospitality. I really enjoyed coming back here.” I look forward to my next visit.” Touching words that go straight to the heart of event organizer Haruhisa Handa.

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In addition to Meghan’s husband, this sports-focused summit brings together his friend and polo player Nacho Figueras, who arrived with him the day before from California, former New Zealand rugby player and ISPS ambassador Dan Carter, and Australian veteran Steve James. Navy and discus gold medalist at the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague. The new Rector of Sentebale, Sophie Chandioka, and the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Professor Wim de Villiers, have also been invited to Tokyo. Everyone discusses in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere the power of sport, community and philanthropy.

Left to right: Dan Carter, Sophie Chandioka, Steve James, Harry, Haruhisa Handa, Nacho Figueras, Wim de Villiers. © Jiji Press/Abaca

“The power of sport brings people together and bonds them together, and as my friend Steve James told you, it also has the power to heal people,” Harry said from the stage. “The lessons we learn in this field often have the same principles as philanthropy, namely that mission, hard work, dedication and partnership can make the impossible possible. Whether it is to unite in victory or to show respect in defeat, no one crosses the finish line or results without the help of others.” And their confidence. For me, that’s the power of sport,” Prince added to the audience’s applause.

Raising money to help young people in Lesotho and Botswana

A crowd had already invaded upon his arrival, the day before, at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Archuel’s hat on his head and his backpack over his shoulder, he cut through the crowd alongside Nacho Figueras, both of whom were accompanied by location staff. “Welcome to Japan,” the Japanese call Prince Harry, who thanks them with a wave of his hand. To a journalist who asks him about his state of mind, he replies, “It’s good to see you again.” near Sussex and co-author of the book Find freedom“The royal family has always been very popular in Japan (especially Lady Diana) and interest in Harry and Meghan remains strong,” British journalist Omid Scobie explains on Twitter.

At the end of the Sports Promotion Association International Summit and their stay in Japan, Prince and Nacho Figueras will face each other in a charity match organized on August 12 at the Polo Club in Singapore. Harry is already a member of the Royal Salute Sentebale team while his friend is the captain of the Polo Club. a An “essential” event in the eyes of the Duke of Sussex “For Sentebale’s vital work to ensure children and young people are healthy, resilient and able to thrive.” Before continuing: “The money raised this year will be used to fund a club and camp program that provides intensive psychological support to young people living with HIV.”

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After this mini-tour of Asia, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s father will head to Europe next month for the Invictus Games, which will take place from September 9-16 in Dusseldorf, Germany. belief that[sa vie] He has always been and always will be dedicated to charity,” Harry seems more determined than ever to stand up for causes close to his heart.

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Prince Harry at the International Sports Promotion Association Summit, August 9, 2023, in Tokyo.
The Duke of Sussex greets his friend Nacho Figueras. Their teams will compete in the charity polo match at the Singapore Polo Club on August 12, 2023. © Jiji Press/Abaca

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