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Prince Harry beat Usain Bolt in 100m sprint: Royal takes gold in Jamaica [VIDEO + PICS] / Prince Harry to visit Jamaica next week and is expected to race Usain Bolt. prince harryHe will be travelling on behalf of the Queen on this trip, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

The announcement that Prince Harry will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines was made on Kensington Palace’s social media accounts as well.

In 2010, he made an official trip to Barbados – whose Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has since said he intends to remove the Queen as the island’s head of state –, but this will be his first official visit to the other countries.

The trip will coincide with Barbados and Guyana marking their 50th Anniversary of Independence, as well as the 35th Anniversary of Independence for Antigua and Barbuda.

Full details of the visit will be confirmed in due course, the Kensington Palace statement said.

[PICS] PRINCE HARRY's NAKED PHOTOS in Vegas this weekend getting BARE ASS NAKED during a game of strip billiards

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Taking gold: Prince Harry leaves Usain Bolt in his wake as he races him in Jamaica

When you are facing the fastest man who has ever lived in a 20 yard dash then there is only one thing for it. Cheat.

Not the most sporting option, admittedly. But the grin on Prince Harry’s face as he crossed the finishing line ahead of world record holder Usain Bolt in Jamaica yesterday said it all.

The two men met at an athletics track in the capital Kingston on the first of a four day visit to the Caribbean Island on behalf of the Queen.

Taking gold: Prince Harry leaves Usain Bolt in his wake as he races him in Jamaica

Harry had already privately admitted to being slightly nervous at the showdown with Bolt, who is royalty in his home country. And with good reason.

The poster boy of athletics holds five world records and three Olympic golds.

His  9.58 second time in the 100m is unlikely to be beaten for some time – if ever. He also holds the world record over 200m of 19.19.

Called to the starting blocks to limber up, Harry – who was sportingly wearing a tracksuit, running top and trainers in the Jamaican national colours of black, gold and green – took a cheeky sidelong look at his rival and then sprinted off before the officials could even utter the words ‘ready, steady go’.

Ready: The Prince Harry concentrates in the blocks against Usain Bolt, at the University of the West Indies

Ready: The Prince Harry concentrates in the blocks against Usain Bolt at the University of the West Indies

All systems go: Both Harry and Usain burst out of the traps

All systems go: Both Harry and Usain burst out of the traps

Odds against: The beaming royal takes an early lead after Bolt fails to live up to his name

Odds against: The beaming royal takes an early lead after Bolt fails to live up to his name

 

Playing for the crowd: Bolt stops and allows Prince Harry to race ahead

Playing for the crowd: Bolt stops and allows Prince Harry to race ahead

To Bolt’s astonishment, he jumped the gun and hared down the track roaring with laughter, flinging his arms out in triumph as he crossed the finish line - and leaving one of the finest athletes the world has ever seen jogging helplessly after him with his hands in the air in mock indignation.

Aides insisted that the race hadn’t been stunted. ‘It was just a spur of the moment thing,’ said one. ‘Prince Harry just went with it. That’s what he is like.’

Fortunately the champion’s ego wasn’t remotely dented and the pair hugged and slapped each other’s backs as they walked, laughing, back to the start.

To make up for his trick, Harry good naturedly agreed to mimic the track star’s famous ‘lightning Bolt’ pose for the cameras.

‘Come on man, let’s do it,’ the prince laughed.

Afterwards Bolt told the Mail: ‘Yeah, man, he cheated. He knew he couldn’t beat me but wanted to go back to London saying he did. I’ve told him I want a rematch at London 2012 but Harry said ‘I’m busy’.

This is how it's done: Bolt shows Harry how to pull off his trademark celebration

This is how it's done: Bolt shows Harry how to pull off his trademark celebration

He's got the moves: Harry practices Bolt's trademark celebration - with the same aplomb as his night club moves

He's got the moves: Harry joins Bolt - with the same aplomb as his night club moves

Usain Bolt and Prince Harry
Prince Harry

Plan: Harry and Usain discuss race tactics beforehand, left, and afterwards the prince gloats over his victory

Reflective: The Prince and Usain Bolt share a quieter moment during a private chat in Kingston

Reflective: The Prince and Usain Bolt share a quieter moment during a private chat in Kingston

‘It was good, though. He cheated, but it is good, he was cool. He is very down to earth and charming. It was an honour and a pleasure to meet him. He is a really laid back guy, a wonderful person. He is professional but no like a lot of the dignitaries you meet.

‘I’m the still the fastest man in the world, so he still has a long way to go.

‘I told him that he better make time for a rematch. Because it’s on.’

Harry is half way through his first week-long visit on behalf of the Queen, to mark her Diamond Jubilee, and has already taken in Belize and the Bahamas.

He was visiting the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies  to pass on the monarch’s best wishes to the Jamaican national team ahead of the London Olympics.

In a question and answer session before the race, Harry and Bolt appeared to get on famously, teasing each other mercilessly.

Bolt told the prince that he had been told to let him win, while Harry, 27, on learning that the athlete was two years younger than him, replied: ‘Yeah, well I was in my prime at 25.’

The prince also wished the Jamaican team luck and promised to meet them in the Athlete’s Village over the summer, saying: ‘You should be massively proud of your country and of him.

‘I know that when I was at school sport was the best thing, being stuck in a classroom wasn’t. I probably shouldn’t have said that!

'If you have got talent use it and don’t go running off to America because you have a clear talent your country needs.’

Pointing to Bolt and rolling his eyes he added: ‘And they tell me that this man hasn’t even reached his full potential yet.’

It was clear that Harry is something of a fan of the champion as, after the race, he pulled out a giant poster of a horse for him to sign.

Aides revealed that the prince has bought a 100th share in a racehorse with some friends that he has, amusingly, called Usain Colt.

The three-year-old bay male – whose sire is Royal Applause - won its maiden race at Newbury last October and is being trained by Richard Hannon, one of the Queen’s trainers.

The syndicate which owns the horse includes Harry’s pals Guy Pelly, Jake Warren (son of the Queen’s racing manager) and folk star Marcus Mumford.

Bolt welcomed Prince Harry to Jamaica by handing him a portrait of himself during the photocall in Kingston. The Prince and the world record holder then posed with a t-shirt which declared that, 'Harry can Bolt'
 Bolt welcomed Prince Harry to Jamaica by handing him a portrait of himself during the photocall in Kingston. The Prince and the world record holder then posed with a specially made t-shirt which declared that, 'Harry can Bolt'

Bolt welcomed Prince Harry to Jamaica by handing him a portrait of himself during the photocall in Kingston. The Prince and the world record holder then posed with a specially made t-shirt which declared that, 'Harry can Bolt'

Namesake: Usain Bolt was happy to pose alongside the Prince with a poster of British racehorse Usain Colt

Namesake: Usain Bolt was happy to pose alongside the Prince with a poster of British racehorse Usain Colt

Getting to know you: Prince Harry and the fastest man on Earth appeared at ease in each other's company as they chatted after their 'race' this afternoon

Getting to know you: Prince Harry and the fastest man on Earth appeared at ease in each other's company as they chatted after their 'race' this afternoon

 

Blowing in the wind: Buffeted by Gale force winds, Prince Harry arrived at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston where he inspected a Police Guard of Honour

Blowing in the Windies: Buffeted by Gale force winds, Prince Harry arrived at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston where he inspected a Police Guard of Honour

The look of love? Prince Harry talks with Miss Bahamas 2011 Anastagia Pierre during a reception for youth leaders, held at the Sheraton Hote in Nassau, Bahamas

The look of love? Prince Harry talks with Miss Bahamas 2011 Anastagia Pierre during a reception for youth leaders, held at the Sheraton Hote in Nassau, Bahamas, yesterday

Bolt, who gave Harry a pair of signed trainers and a Jamaican running top with the name ‘Harry Bolt’ on the back, explained that prince had asked him to sign the poster so he could show his fellow owners.

‘It was meant to be a secret but he has bought a share in the horse which he has named after me. It’s a real honour. He is going to go great, I think. He has already had a couple of wins. ‘

The sprinter later sounded a little worried that he may have given away some secrets Harry could pass on to Britain's Olympic team. ‘I think I taught him a few things about the start, he may just tell the people back home,’ he said.

‘I just can’t wait to get to London, though.’



 

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Prince Harry discovered a way for Team GB to beat the world's fastest man on Tuesday: cheat.

After challenging Usain Bolt to a race over 30 metres in Kingston, Jamaica, the Prince waited until the sprinter's back was turned, then dashed off down the track.

Bolt was left staring in disbelief, while Harry, 27, was so pleased with himself he threw his arms wide in celebration as he crossed the finish line.



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A Jamaica Tourist Board official has confirmed that Jamaica has received over 50 accreditation applications from media houses all over the world for Prince Harry's four day visit to the island next week.
 
Prince Harry, who is a captain in the British army, will participate in military exercises with fellow officers at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Up Park Camp base, and co-pilot a JDF helicopter to Trelawny, after which he will visit the Falmouth Pier and renovated Water Square.
 
Prince Harry will later be treated to a Jamaica Night reception at Sandals Royal Caribbean Hotel in Montego-Bay. The evening will showcase Jamaican cuisine and culture. Other highlights of the visit include a tour of Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. He will also visit a training session at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Usain Bolt Track where he is expected to race Bolt.
 
The governor general will host a dinner at King's House in honour of the Prince at which Prince Harry is expected to deliver a speech recognizing Jamaica's 50th anniversary as an independent nation.
 
Prince Harry, the younger son of The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is scheduled to be in Jamaica March 5-8, representing The Queen as part of the international celebrations commemorating the 60th anniversary of her coronation.

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Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on March 10, 2012 at 10:36am

Jamaica's Prime Minister Plans To Drop Queen Elizabeth As Head Of State

Full story: www.chronicle.gi

Jamaica's prime minister has reiterated her plans to drop the Queen as head of state, on the eve of Prince Harry's visit to mark the monarch's Diamond Jubilee.

But Portia Simpson Miller has stressed the historical importance of breaking ties with the British monarchy and suggested that a referendum on the proposal could be held sooner than previously thought, possibly this year.

“I think the fact that August coming will be 50 years since we have gained our independence that it’s time for us to sever the ties,” Ms Simpson Miller said during a break in a conference on attracting more foreign investment to Jamaica.

“I really feel it is time now for Jamaica to have its own leadership fully, to take charge.”
Comment by katoya on March 10, 2012 at 12:01am
That's what I'm talking about ,Big Respect prince Harry :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) one love.
Comment by Jessy on March 8, 2012 at 9:57am

England and Jamaica still have a strong connection with each other.   There are a lot of Jamaicans in England and a lot of British people in Jamaica.   They drive on the left side of the street in Jamaica just like in England.   The steering wheels in Jamaica are on the ride side of the vehicles just like in England.   Every time my children and I go to Jamaica, most of the tourists in the hotel have British accents.  Even the black tourists have British accents.   I don't hear many people talking like me, then I have to ask my children 'Are we the only Americans in these hotels?'  Yet Jamaica uses Jamaican and American currency.  I don't hear of them using English currency.  

Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on March 7, 2012 at 6:28pm

@ Barbara G. Thank you my Queen,(smile)

Comment by barbara glover on March 7, 2012 at 5:47pm

I FOR GIVE U MERVIN

Comment by Cee Gee on March 7, 2012 at 1:26pm

That was nice and great sportsmanship!

Comment by KAMAU on March 7, 2012 at 1:25pm

BIG UP USAIN BOLT N JAMAICA FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, 

Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on March 7, 2012 at 9:36am

Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on March 7, 2012 at 9:27am

Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on March 7, 2012 at 9:23am

@ Barbra Glover,The negative people all ways get the press.My thing is that on these blogs we don't hear about all of the good Jamaicans and others,good people around us so my thing is to boom up the good folks.I DID NOT SAY JAMAICANS ARE NEGATIVE  

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