The Duke of Sussex will attend a summit on 9 August before flying to Singapore

Prince Harry is all smiles as he touches down in Tokyo alongside good friend Nacho Figueras

The ISPS Sports Values Summit-Special Edition, a summit on the power of sport, community, and philanthropy, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on August 9. The Duke of Sussex has arrived there.

A longtime friend of the royal, Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras, was seen arriving at the airport with Prince Harry.


Prince Harry wearing an Archewell hat as he arrives in Tokyo


At the event, the Prince will be joined by Dr. Handa, founder of ISPS Handa, Dan Carter, a former New Zealand All Blacks player and ambassador for ISPS Handa, and Sophie Chandauka MBE, chair of Sentebale.

Professor Wim de Villiers, rector and vice chancellor of the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and Steve James, a veteran of the Royal Australian Navy and gold medalist in the Invictus Games, will also be present.

The Duchess of Sussex, Harry’s wife, is not anticipated to travel with him.


Nacho Figueras and Prince Harry in Aspen last year
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“ISPS Handa are delighted to be partnering with Sentebale this August on the special edition of ISPS Sports Values Summit in Tokyo and the annual Polo Cup in Singapore,” said Dr. Haruhisa Handa, the organization’s founder. We believe we can use the power of sport to empower and assist those who are most in need. Our respective organisations share this responsibility.

Harry and Nacho will travel to Singapore after the summit to participate in the annual Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Singapore Polo Club on August 12.

While Nacho is the captain of the opposing Singapore Polo Club Team, The Prince will play on the Royal Salute Sentebale Team.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Sentebale Polo in Windsor in 2018
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The Sentebale Polo Cup aims to raise awareness and money to support the organization’s work with children and young people in Southern Africa whose lives have been impacted by inequality, HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, and COVID-19. Harry is a Co-Founding Patron of Sentebale.

Harry previously stated in a statement: “Sentebale’s vital work to ensure children and young people are healthy, resilient, and able to thrive depends on the annual Polo Cup. The money raised this year will go towards our Clubs and Camps programme, which offers young people living with HIV intensive psychosocial support.


Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras’ friendship goes back to 2007
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We are empowering young people to know their status, maintain their health, and end stigma so they can break the cycle in an era where having HIV is no longer a death sentence.

We are excited to play at the prestigious Singapore Polo Club again in August and, as always, are incredibly appreciative of the polo community and our sponsors, especially ISPS Handa, for their ongoing support of the youth of Lesotho and Botswana.


Prince Harry in action at last year’s Polo Cup in Aspen


In response to the needs of kids and teenagers in Lesotho, Harry and Prince Seeiso founded the charity in 2006. The name, which in Sesotho means “forget-me-not,” stands for a commitment to remember the most defenceless kids in the area.

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