Prince William and Harry 'Very Saddened' by Death of Polo Pony
About three minutes into a chukka (period) of a game, Prince Harry, 25, noticed something wasn't right with the faithful animal named Drizzle. "He sensed she was ill and led her off straight away," a palace source says.
"She immediately received medical attention but sadly she couldn't be saved. Harry, and William, are both very saddened by her death."
The princes had ridden Drizzle, one of a stable of ponies used by their father Prince Charles, for about ten years. Charles gave up playing the sport five years ago and passed on the ponies to his sons.
The princes were playing the game at Coworth Park, Windsor, about 25 miles southest of London to raise money for their joint charitable cause, The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
The sad setback came a day after Harry had been all smiles when he received his provisional Army Air Corps 'wings' while being watched by his proud girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
Neither Davy, 24, nor William's girlfriend Kate Middleton, 28, were at the match. The following day, the princes were back at in the saddles, playing another game, which raised money for Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale and the Royal Marsden Hospital.
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