The Three Faces of Prince Harry
06/01/2009 AT 09:40 AM EDT
New York was this weekend's playground for Prince Harry, whose visit – Harry's first to the U.S. as an adult and his first-ever to New York City – was described on Monday's Today show as an attempt to counter the Royal's party-boy image by concentrating on his charity work.
Besides visiting a school in Harlem and placing a memorial wreath at the World Trade Center site, Harry, 24, spent his Saturday with his Sentebale team as it defeated Black Watch, 6-5, in the 2009 Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island in New York Harbor.
On the field, Today's Matt Lauer asked the prince how he manages to straddle two worlds, the formality of his life in England with his getting-his-hands-dirty work for charity in Africa.
"Deep down inside, I'm three different people," said Harry. "I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. But I can, I think you have to sort of jump from place to place. And you have, you have to go along with the situation that you are in. And it's very different – wherever you are, different places, different people. You just gotta roll with it. And I hope I'm doing alright by that."
The prince also admitted that he found it had to describe his military experience in Afghanistan – just as it would be for anyone who serves, he said – and predicted, correctly, that Susan Boyle would not win Britain's Got Talent, also taking on Lauer's challenge that the winner of America's Got Talent could take on the British title holder.