Prince Charles has withdrawn from a polo match in Dubai after fears for his safety as a result of Britain's dispute with Iran, the Foreign Office said Friday.

The heir to the British throne planned to lead the Windsor Park team against a Dubai Select side at the Dubai Polo Cup Friday afternoon on the final day of his tour of Gulf states with Princess Diana.A British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) report that Charles had been given an unprecedented order by the government not to take part was not confirmed by either Buckingham Palace or government sources.