A TAMWORTH boy has had a brush with royalty.
Nine-year-old Harry Vincent was holidaying on the Gold Coast with his family when they decided to attend the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo event on Sunday.
After meeting the Vincent family, Magic Millions ambassador Hamish McLachlan arranged for Harry to watch the game with British royalty Zara Tindall MBE and her former English rugby captain husband, Mike Tindall.
Harry sat between the two royals for a game, took to the microphone at half time, and even pocketed a signed ball from the game.
“We made the spontaneous decision to go,” his mum Gretel Vincent told The Leader.
“My husband started chatting to the commentator (Mr McLachlan) and he spotted Harry, who was standing back a little bit, and asked him if he wanted to come in to the VIP commentating area, so we all went in.
“Mike was also commentating with Hamish, so at half time, Mike interviewed Harry, asking him questions like if he wanted to be a polo player or a jockey.
“He said a jockey, but Mike said there might be a problem with that because he’s quite tall.
“They were just lovely, beautiful and friendly people.
“It was very, very special.”
It was a conversation between Harry’s father Craig Vincent, who runs Portable Horse Stables in Tamworth, and Mr McLachlan about their days on the polocrosse field that landed Harry a meeting with the Queen’s granddaughter.
“He (Harry) was so excited,” Mrs Vincent said.
“When we explained who they were, he was a bit nervous.
“The polo was such an experience.
“It was quite surreal. Being able to watch it with your family was really amazing.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to have done it.”
Harry took home one of the balls from the game, which was signed by the Tindalls.