Prince postpones Dubai polo trip amid Arab turmoil

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Posted: Mar 04, 2011 8:03 AM
Prince postpones Dubai polo trip amid Arab turmoil

Britain's Prince Harry has postponed a planned polo visit to Dubai on March 19 amid escalating unrest in the Arab world.

Harry's office at St. James's Palace in London said Friday the prince felt it would be "insensitive for him to participate in a sporting event at a time when there are matters of greater priority to focus on in the region."

St. James's Palace said the Sentebale Polo Cup that has been scheduled to coincide with the royal's visit has been canceled.

The wave of protests sweeping the Arab world has already led to the ouster of longtime leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, and an uprising in Libya. The March 13 Bahrain Grand Prix was also canceled.