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Prince Harry Saves Polo Player's Life!

Celebrity News Apr. 2, 2012 AT 12:21PM
Britain's Prince Harry participates in the Sentebale Polo Cup in Campinas, Brazil March 11, 2012. Britain's Prince Harry participates in the Sentebale Polo Cup in Campinas, Brazil March 11, 2012. Credit: REUTERS

Heroic Harry!

He's a prince, an army captain, and a helicopter pilot--and now, thanks to his quick-thinking during a charity polo match last month, Prince Harry can add "hero" to his list of accomplishments.

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Britain's Prince Harry (bottom L) helps a competitor, Bash Kazi of Pakistan, who fell off his horse while participating in the Sentebale Polo Cup in Campinas, Brazil March 11, 2012.
Britain's Prince Harry (bottom L) helps a competitor, Bash Kazi of Pakistan, who fell off his horse while participating in the Sentebale Polo Cup in Campinas, Brazil March 11, 2012.
Credit: REUTERS

According to the Washington Post, the 27-year-old royal came to the aid of American businessman Bash Kazi, after the player was knocked unconscious during a frightening mid-game collision.

Harry, "was the first one off his horse," Kazi, 41, told the paper. "I remember waking up with these piercing blue eyes looking at me."

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Harry reportedly turned Kazi over after he fell, and did his best to make sure the Washington D.C.-based defense contractor regained consciousness. Post-match, Kazi underwent a CT scan; aside from a minor concussion, the American was given a clean bill of health by his doctors.

Britain's Prince Harry hugs competitor Bash Kazi of Pakistan following the Sentebale Polo Cup in Campinas, Brazil March 11, 2012.
Britain's Prince Harry hugs competitor Bash Kazi of Pakistan following the Sentebale Polo Cup in Campinas, Brazil March 11, 2012.

Though they started off the game as rivals, Harry quickly gained a fan in the appreciative Kazi, who referred to the prince "a fabulous person" and "such a gentleman."

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In the end, the Prince's team defeated Kazi's, 6-3--and the contractor says he can't wait for a re-match. Says Kazi, "I look forward to squaring off with him in the U.S."

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