Tuesday, February 2, 2010

VIDEO:Prince Harry Dances Calypso for Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti

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A certain redheaded prince of England is known for his clubbing and smooth moves that win the hearts of women around the globe. Harry is also known for his dedication to continuing his mother’s legacy in charitable endeavors – winning the hearts of philanthropists worldwide.

Recently, England’s third-in-line combined his skills on the dance floor and his devotion to charity when he danced to a Calypso beat in order to raise $2,500 toward Haiti relief.

The prince was in Barbados for a charity polo match, and he spontaneously decided to lend his star power to a local Haiti benefit concert hosted at Farley Hill national park, reports the BBC. He announced to the audience that he would dance for them if they donated $2,500 within 25 minutes.

While it is unknown exactly how much was raised in the first 25 minutes – or at the concert overall – the minimum amount needed for Harry to "shake his stuff" as promised was met. The prince moved to calypso music with Barbados locals, and the event was televised.

After his impromptu dance, the prince also made a personal donation of an undisclosed amount.

The dance for Haiti was hardly out of character for Harry. The 25-year-old prince has already proven a bone fide philanthropist with his own nonprofit, Sentebale. The organization aims to help the victims of poverty and HIV Aids in Lesotho.

Sentebale – which means "forget me not" in Sesotho – is a call to action to remember the plights of the region’s orphans and children. Since co-founding the organization, Harry has certainly not forgotten the organization, reigning as an active patron. His polo match in Barbados – pre-Calypso dance – raised funds for Sentebale.

His smooth moves have helped open camps and shelters for the children of Lesotho and will hopefully help continued fundraising for Haiti.

Source: TheDailyTell

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