Prince Harry Fosters World Peace—With Beach Volleyball

British royal son bonds with Brazilians on the beach
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2012 2:17 PM CDT
Britain's Prince Harry greets Brazilian model Fernanda Motta during an award ceremony after playing a charity polo match in Campinas, Brazil, Sunday March 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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(Newser) – If Prince Harry isn't fighting in Afghanistan, eyeing a climb of Mount Everest, or leading a bar hop in San Diego, he's ... fostering international relations through volleyball? The British royal son spent three days in Rio to publicize this year's London Olympics and Brazil's 2016 games, by playing beach volleyball, showing off his beach rugby skills, and taking part in a mile-long race while wearing a mask of brother Prince William, Sky News reports.

Harry also found time to keep up his friendly rivalry with William, when explaining how "everything about Rio makes you want to dance. I'm just so thankful that my brother isn't here because he might actually do it ... and that would not be cool." On the somewhat serious side, he said "it's going to be a great era for our two countries, for the friendship between us. Something like a marriage—now, there's an idea." Wonder if that's at all related to him canoodling with a Kate Middleton clone.

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