Did Prince Harry pick the winner of the Tour de France?
At the opening of the Tour de France in Harrogate, a kitchen showroom owner was forced to close for the day and discovered a prime ‘pick’ of Harry
As the sun shone in Harrogate, the crowded streets were alive with high-spirited people cheering on participants at the cadence of annual cycling race the Tour de France. Traffic disrupted and roads closed; many local businesses were forced to close for the day. Entering the spirit of things, the director of the Kitchen Warehouse UK Ltd , Daniel Beadle decided to join the masses and enjoy the bike race; whipping out his camera to snap the day’s events.
Amongst the many royal spotters, Daniel snapped pictures of Princes Harry and William along with Princess Kate stepping back into the royal helicopter after seeing the race get going. Scrolling through his snaps at suppertime, he spotted the youngest prince was picking his nose! When Mr. Beadle joked with friends that perhaps Harry had picked the winner of the day, a passing photographer overheard the joke and asked to buy the pictures.
When asked to comment on the day’s events, Mr. Beadle simply said that despite making some loss on the week’s profits “it’s superb that the roads I travel down on a daily basis will be on millions of televisions across the world. It was surreal enough seeing the echelons of Prince William and Kate here, following the celebration of the royal wedding just 3 years ago. But seeing ‘the Captain’ Harry standing right next to the helicopter going á bloc with his finger was funny!” As the race moved South to Sheffield today, Daniel said, “it was great to be a part of memorable historical event and seeing the Grand Depart was fun too!”
Sadly, British sprinter Mark Cavendish, who had hoped to win the opening stage due to Harrogate being his mother’s home town; crashed close to the finish. You could say he blew it, as Prince Harry picked it!
As the race carries on throughout England and ends in Paris, there are 18 more stages to be seen yet, and unlike the Prince’s nose, much of the terrain covered will be relatively unexplored!