Prince Harry, second in line to the British throne, has been dubbed "Flush Harry" in the British press following reports he is hooked on playing poker at Britain's Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. According to The Sun Online, Harry learned to play Texas Hold'em from fellow cadets at the prestigious academy and quickly emerged as the resident card shark.
"Harry didn't have a clue how to play at first, but he's taken to it like a duck to water. He is part of a card school that get together most nights and is an absolute whiz," said an anonymous Sandhurst source to The Sun.
The source said most cadets at Sandhurst play poker in their barracks on a daily basis as a form of relaxation. The academy has strict rules against wagering money on card games, although real money play does occur.
"Although we are not allowed to play for money, it does go on," said a second source to The Sun. "Harry's not short of a few quid so I'm sure there will be lads who'll want to see if they can supplement their wages. But he's not stupid, I'm sure he'll be wary."
As a member of the House of Windsor and (a possible) heir to the throne, Harry has a personal fortune worth £30 million.