Prince Harry prepares to race Usain Bolt at the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies on March 6, 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica
*Stopping in Jamaica as part of a celebration for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, Prince Harry of Wales went head-to-head with Usain Bolt, a.k.a. the World’s Fastest Man, in a race at the University of the West Indies stadium in Kingston.
Harry won – only because the royal tricked Bolt at the starting line and got a huge head start.
The reigning Olympic 100m champ laughed and went jogging after Harry, who sprinted across the finish line first place.
“He cheated,” the Jamaican-born runner joked to the BBC afterward. “I said we would have a rematch in London 2012, and Harry said, ‘I’m busy.’ ”
To mark his grandmother’s 60th anniversary on the throne, Harry is set to meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller later today on a tour that has so far taken him to Belize, the Bahamas and Brazil.
*Prince Harry got his groove on in Barbados over the weekend – all in the name of charity.
The 25-year-old son of the late Princess Diana was minding his own business in the VIP room of a Haiti relief benefit concert when the audience was told that he would dance for them if they donated 5000 Barbados dollars (2,500 US dollars) in the next 25 minutes.
Harry, who also made an undisclosed donation to the cause, promptly joined a Calypso band on stage and began gyrating his hips. [Watch below.]
The British royal was in Barbados helping to launching a fundraising polo match later in aid of the charity Sentebale which helps impoverished African children in the Kingdom of Lesotho.