Prince Harry Visits Texas Rodeo, Jokes About Competing


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A royal surprise! Prince Harry left his Montecito mansion to attend a rodeo in Texas.

The Duke of Sussex, 37, was pictured at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. However, the photos have since been removed from social media. The accounts offered no explanation as to why the photos were deleted.

Cindy Reidthe Stockyards Championship Rodeo secretary, shared a photo on Monday, March 7, entertainment tonight reports. “Where was Prince Harry on Saturday night?” Reid captioned the since-deleted photo. “Oooooh, just hanging out behind the bucking chutes at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo!! Love it!! Thanks for the visit!!”

Meanwhile, Melton Bull Co. – owned by a former bull-turned-trainer Cory Melton — shared the same image before also deleting their post, page 6 reports. “Prince Harry hanging out at the rodeo this week… We’re getting a lot of rodeo royalties but he’s the first prince I’ve seen,” the caption read. “He said he was going to get into bull riding but the airline lost his rig bag…”

The candid snap showed Harry in conversation with a small group. The Archewell co-founder wore a sage green shirt with his sleeves rolled up to his elbows. He completed his outfit with an olive green hat (which looked more like an Indiana Jones-style fedora than an actual cowboy hat).

He was surrounded by other people wearing flannel shirts and cowboy hats, but his wife Meghan Markle was not photographed.

The attraction, which is advertised as “the world’s only year-round rodeo,” features bull riding, tether rope, team rope, barrel racing, bronc riding and breaking rope. The Stockyards website also advertises ‘veal and mutton scrambles’ for children, but the England native may have left 2-year-old Archie and 9-month-old Lilibet at home. None of the cubs have been photographed with him.

The British expat is getting a bit of a taste of American culture in 2022. He was spotted watching American football’s biggest game of the year in February while attending Super Bowl LVI alongside his cousin. Princess Eugenie in Los Angeles.

The tour of iconic US events comes nearly two years after making a permanent move to the US Harry and Meghan, 40, stepped down as senior royals in early 2020 and moved to Los Angeles before leaving. buying a $14.65 million home in the Montecito enclave of Santa Barbara, California in June 2020.

During a February 2021 appearance on The Late Late Show with James Cordenthe military veteran explained that he and his wife were leading fairly normal lives after stepping away from royal duties.

“Depending on how the day goes, we make Archie tea, give him a bath, read him a book, put him down, come down,” the prince explained at the time. “Meg can cook a meal, order takeout, go upstairs, sit up in bed, turn on the TV, watch Peril!maybe watch some Netflix.

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