Sleepless nights are a part for every father of a newborn baby – and Archie's father, Prince Harry, is no exception, his charity polo teammate told DailyMail.com exclusively.
Michael Carrazza, CEO of private equity firm Solaia in Stamford, Connecticut, said the queen talked about his life as a father during Sentebale& # 39; s Polo Cup match at the Roma Polo Club in Rome on Friday.
The overseas charity event marked the first time Harry & # 39; was away from wife Meghan Markle and Archie at night since his birth on May 6.
Carrazza told DailyMail.com that while the royal family was clearly excited about being a new father, he admitted that the baby had given him a few sleepless nights, adding that Harry & # 39; s free time & # 39 ; probably a well-deserved break & # 39; used to be.
Prince Harry is kept awake at night by his newborn son Archie, King's American polo teammate Michael Dailyzail.com. Carrazza, CEO of Solaia in Connecticut, said the royal spoke about his life as a father at Sentebale & # 39; s Polo Cup charity competition in Rome on Friday
The overseas event marked the first time Harry & 39 was away from his wife Meghan and Archie (all shown together) at night since his birth on May 6. Carrazza told DailyMail.com while the royal was clearly enthusiastic about being a new father, Harry & # 39; s time was & # 39; probably a well-deserved break & # 39;
Carrazza said: & # 39; He was enthusiastic about his new father. It clearly comes with some work and new experiences, but he was enthusiastic. & # 39;
Carrazza, who has been playing polo for nearly 20 years, said it was exciting to play alongside athletic Harry and beat the other team 9 to 6 goals.
The weekend's charity event was the second time Carrazza was invited to participate in Harry & # 39; s polo team, the first at Sentebale & # 39; s 2013 charity competition in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Although Harry was 28 at the time, Carrazza thought he was an adult and an & # 39; absolute gentleman & # 39; – something that is still true, he said.
The successful banker and philanthropist said he was invited to play in 2013 because Harry & # 39; s team needed someone with his disability level and someone involved in charities similar to Sentebale.
The charity's mission is to raise money and awareness for the work of the organization to support children and young people with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
A few months before the competition, Newtown, Connecticut was rocked by the shooters Sandy Hook, along with the rest of the country in December 2012.
Because Newtown & # 39; around the corner from Stamford & # 39; state, Carrazza said he decided to participate and that all the winnings from the polo tournaments he played would go to good charities that benefited children.
Carrazza, who has been playing polo for nearly 20 years, said it was exciting to play alongside athletic Harry and beat the opposition team from 9 to 6. He added: & # 39; Harry is a very talented player. He is not shy on the field, so that's always nice & # 39;
Carrazza said he was honored to play with Harry & # 39; s team in the charity competition, alongside fellow teammate Sarah Siegal-Magness (far left) and Argentinian professional polo player Nacho Figueras (second from right), who served as their team captain
Speaking of the game, Carrazza (left with Harry on the right) said: & I was very happy with the way I played. I had great games that I am happy with, some games that I am not so happy with. But generally satisfied. It went very well & # 39;
Carrazza said he had the honor to play with Harry & # 39; s team in the charity competition, alongside fellow film producer Sarah Siegal-Magness and Argentine professional polo player Nacho Figueras, who served as their team captain.
The banker, whose family background is Italian, said that playing in Italy & # 39; another whole dimension of excitement & # 39; adds.
Their team faced the American Polo Assn. team, including brand ambassador Sentebale Ashley Busch, Malcolm Borwick, Chet Lott and Cable Siegal-Magness.
Carrazza said: & # 39; Harry is a very talented player. He is not shy on the field, so that is always fun. & # 39;
Speaking of the game, Carrazza said: & I was very happy with the way I played. I had great plays that I am happy with, and some games that I am not so happy with. But generally satisfied. It went very well. & # 39;
Carrazza (left and right) said that all the polo tournaments he played in the money would go to high-impact charities that benefited children after nearby Newtown, Connecticut was shaken with the Sandy Hook shooting at the end of 2012
The charity event of the weekend was the second time Carrazza was invited to play in Harry & # 39; s polo team, the first being in 2013 (photo). Although Harry was 28 at the time, Carrazza thought he was an adult and & # 39; an absolute gentleman & # 39; was – something that is still true, he said
Carrazza said while he was humble and honored to be invited and play with accomplished polo players, it was just as good to play for an important cause.
The annual event has raised more than $ 8 million for Sentebale's work since it was first held in Barbados in 2010.
Sentebale was founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Lesotho & # 39; s Prince Seeiso to help the most vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho, Botswana and more recently Malawi get support in leading a healthy and productive life.
Harry and Seeiso said in their preface to the official competition program: & # 39; Major progress has been made worldwide in the fight against the AIDS epidemic, but HIV remains one of the leading causes of death for adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.
& # 39; Three of the four new HIV infections among 15 to 19 year olds are young women.
& # 39; Stigma is an important factor that prevents young people from knowing their HIV status and having access to life-saving treatment and care.
& # 39; Since 2006 we have worked hard to provide programs that provide the most vulnerable children in Lesotho, Botswana and more recently Malawi with the support they need. & # 39;
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