GREENWICH — Forget the red carpet, Greenwich is preparing for royalty Wednesday as Prince Harry makes is way from New York City to Fairfield County.
The 28-year-old prince is expected to arrive in Connecticut shortly after 11 a.m. for a charity polo tournament at the Greenwich Polo Club. This will be Prince Harry’s final stop during a week-long tour of the United States.
The day’s festivities start with a celebrity luncheon of hors d’oeuvres, including bite-sized lobster rolls, Maryland crab cakes and caviar.
Following lunch is a celebrity polo match with some of the most famous players in the world.
Only 400 people and 200 members of the media from around the world will get to see the festivities first hand. The Greenwich Polo Club spent Tuesday finishing preparations.
Meanwhile Tuesday afternoon, Prince Harry visited two areas of New Jersey that are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. He followed up with a visit to local charities in New York City.
Wednesday’s visit will not be the prince’s first to Greenwich. This is Prince Harry’s fourth annual Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup. It’s his charity to benefit underprivileged children in Lesotho.