Prince Harry plays ball for East Harlem charity
Maybe the Yankees should give Prince Harry a shot. The British royal indulged in America’s pastime with a charity baseball game with children in East Harlem Tuesday.
Harry, 28, promoted Harlem RBI, a youth-development nonprofit, with Yankees star Mark Teixeira.
“The kids are working very hard,” Chrissy Daniels, a 21-year-old East Harlem resident, said of Harlem RBI. “They need to see a big role model come and show them love.”
The event was part of Prince Harry's seven-day U.S. trip, which included stops at Washington, D.C., and Colorado to meet with injured veterans. His last visit to the U.S. involved a baudy Las Vegas party where the prince was caught on camera naked.
While in the tri-state area, Prince Harry toured Superstorm Sandy-damaged areas of New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie and promoted U.K. trade and tourism with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Chelsea.
Brigette Chessa, an East Harlem resident who waited to see Prince Harry's arrival to the baseball diamond, was pleased her neighborhood was on the royal's itinerary.
“It shows we are good, we are growing and we have faith in the children,” she said.