Prince Harry is bowled out by Prince William in charity cricket match


Prince Harry lost to brother Prince William in a friendly 20/20 cricket match on Monday which aimed to raise money and awareness for the Prince”s animal charity United for Wildlife.

The cheeky Prince was on fine form as he joked around with his team, the Royal Household, which was made up of former professional cricket players.

Prince Harry jokes around with the Royal Household cricket team on Monday

Joined by cricketeers including Kevin Pieterson, Devon Malcolm, and Ahzar Mahmoud, the game was won by the United for Wildlife team, captained by William, bowling out the Royal Household for 145.

The charity, an umbrella organisation that represents seven charities including the WWF and Conservation International, was set up by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.


The cricket players pose for a team photrograph

The charity”s Twitter account tweeted the ongoings of the the game to its followers and hoped to create a coversation around the illegal trade of poaching by using the hastag #whosesideareyouon

Other sports stars who have become involved in the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign include David Beckham and Andy Murray. The campaign calls on members of the public to pick a side in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. 



Earlier in June this year, David and Prince William teamed up to promote the campaign.
“It”s time to choose between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money. Whose side are you on” William wrote on the official website of United for Wildlife ahead of the launch.

“We are not asking for your money,” he added. “We are asking for your voice and your attention… Use the #WhoseSideAreYouOn hashtag to join the movement on Twitter and Facebook.”

Princes William and Harry rest during their charity cricket match

Addressing the crowd, William started by saying that United for Wildlife had set out such commitments back in February.

“That was our first step,” he said. “But we knew we needed to do more to bring this trade into the open.

“Illegal wildlife trade thrives because it is hidden, it is invisible, making it easy for criminals to build and expand their violence and greed. We wanted to find a way to show the world what was happening. Our plea is this. Join us and help stop the illegal poaching.”


The illegal trade, which is worth $19billion a year, is thought to be the reason for decline of the world”s tiger population, while it is thought that up to 100 elephants are killed each day for their ivory.

In South Africa, 402 rhinos have been killed for their horns in 2014, and 95% of the rhino population has disappeared.