As Queerty recently noted, gay cowboys are having a moment right now and Prince Harry appears to want in on the action.
The Duke of Sussex has been living his best live since breaking free from the Royals and escaping to the United States with wife Meghan Markle. Over the weekend, he made a surprise visit to the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, where he donned a cowboy hat and boots while watching bull riding events.
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Stockyards Championship Rodeo secretary Cindy Reid tweeted a photo of Harry on Monday, along with the caption, “Where was Prince Harry Saturday night? Oooooh, just hanging out behind the bucking chutes at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo!! Loooove it!! Thank you for the visit!!”
Living his best American life?? Prince Harry was in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend and spent Saturday at the historic @cowtowncoliseum for the famous @StockyardsRodeo. The duke was spotted by locals enjoying some good ol’ Southern hospitality and a VIP tour of the venue. pic.twitter.com/Em3xAQNLs4
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 8, 2022
In 2020, Harry and Meghan launched the Archewell Foundation and have supported efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic, promote the Black Lives Matter movement, and fight for racial justice and equality.
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Last month, Harry also vowed to continue his late mother’s HIV advocacy work during National HIV Testing Week in the UK.
“I could never fill her shoes, especially in this particular space,” he said during a 30-minute video chat with gay, former rugby player Gareth Thomas, “but because of what she did, and what she stood for, and how vocal she was about this issue… it’s a converging of all these different pieces.”
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He added, “There’s a way out of it, and if there’s a way out of it and we know there’s a solution, I’m like a typical guy. I just want to help fix things.”
Here’s how people have responded to Harry’s cowboy makeover…
Prince Harry at the rodeo just chilling pic.twitter.com/HX0u6kvDJt
— ?Agora????Sussex? (@AgoraSussex) March 8, 2022
My Duke is a cowboy i love it! Hey #PrinceHarry
— S?ss?x S???? P????s? (@sussexsquadpod1) March 8, 2022
Harry coming to my home state was not on my 2022 bingo card! I’m so in my feelings right now!🙌🏾🤘🏾🇨🇱 pic.twitter.com/9IAjhkliFs
— 🦔🍋Level 1 Army Dependa🍷🌈 (@acfenny) March 8, 2022
First the wiener mobile and now Cowboys? He ain't going back.#PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/s1U3EWctBq
— Dame Alexis??MNOSL (@ArchewellBaby) March 8, 2022
This is the first thing I thought when I saw Prince Harry in the cowboy hat. https://t.co/FwJIg3JnT0
— Lauren Vail (@Laurenevail) March 8, 2022
Meghan, gurllll, make Prince Harry wear that cowboy fit to bed.
— Diva Zavid (@signed_km) March 8, 2022
Meghan's husband being his awesome self? pic.twitter.com/4nMmvJP3bu
— Faith (@faith_first1) March 8, 2022
HE IS OURS NOW AND YOU CANT HAVE HIM BACK
— jennifer (@jennife85024592) March 8, 2022
Prince Harry and Dominic Sherwood #MatchingHats ? Save a horse, ride a cowboy https://t.co/7YLSh7YkDg
— Spike ? Arche (@SpikeArche) March 9, 2022
??? well ride on then Cowboy Harry ? .. Prince Harry is the definition of living the American Dream ? pic.twitter.com/lBBMMlEfoq
— natty champs ? bolt up?? (@TheJaylaJones1) March 8, 2022
That’s our Harry. The global prince of hearts. 😍😍
— A Royal Priesthood👑 🇨🇦 (@Endy4mi) March 8, 2022
Prince Harry was spotted at the rodeo in Texas in a cowboy hat was not a sentence I thought I'd ever type. He's hilarious and living his best life; bless him. https://t.co/yB0OzV3DN3
— C (@deceb7) March 8, 2022
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
Harry’s cool!!! Meghan, too!!!
That’s really cool. I’m a Texan, I love going up to Fort Worth, and this is cool for our city and state. However, I have this thing with celebrities where I don’t bother them if I see them out in public. Maybe if it’s someone like the President of Ukraine or Hillary Clinton because people who are making a positive difference in the world have more of a right of being lauded, but I try to put myself in their shoes: If I was out and about trying to enjoy my everyday life, I would like to be able to do things without being recorded, etc.
I’m Just Not Wild About Harry. Why is Harry being featured in Queerty anyway? I can’t see any pressing reason to talk about him. Could we read stories about people who are interesting and have something worthwhile or interesting to say?
How about his mother’s willingness to support the victims of HIV and his continuing support of the cause? Enough for you?
that’s more an Aussie Outback look- he probably got down there on a Commonwealth tour.
yup. that’s the first thing I thought when I saw this. it is, however, the right spirit for the occasion.
Regardless, it looks like Harry has been wearing that hat a long, long time. Authenticity is a good thing.
I wondered what it would take to make Harry unattractive. Turns out it’s anything related to being a cowboy.
Looks like Crocodile Dundee.