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The Six Degrees of… Prince Harry

He’s a British socialite and no doubt about it, but how can Kipp connect him to an Indian tycoon via the Emirates chairman, a mechanic, and the professor of football?

February 15, 2011 1:07 by

Lawrence Dallaglio

The World Cup- winning rugby player met the Prince when Dallaglio and a small band of friends were peddling across Europe on a trek to raise cash for charity. They stopped off at London’s famed Twickenham stadium where the Prince, also vice-patron of England’s Rugby Football Union, wished them well and ‘shared some banter.’

Perhaps they talked about their wild younger days. Dallaglio’s glittering rugby career, which includes 85 caps with England as well as two stints as the captain and a World Cup winners’ medal, is marred by a scandal in the late 90s. He was forced to resign as England captain after a newspaper alleged that he had used and dealt drugs including ecstasy and cocaine. The incidents had taken place nine years ago, according to the paper. Dallaglio denied the reports, while the paper stood by its story.

Being a famous sportsperson, Dallaglio gets all sorts of great gigs. One of which meant meeting with…

 

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