The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex play at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex took to the polo field on Wednesday to play in the 2019 King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, to raise awareness and funds for fifteen of the charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses.
The fundraising event took place at Billingbear Polo Club, in Berkshire and brought together distinguished guests from around the world showing their support for these worthwhile charities.
The Duke of Cambridge played as part of the King Power Air Asia team alongside Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Amr Zedan and Polito Pieres. The opposing Tarmac team saw The Duke of Sussex play alongside Talapichet Srivaddhanaprabha, Henry Porter and Marcos Du Paolo.
In the exciting match, it was the King Power team who won 7 goals to 6 over the Tarmac team to be victorious for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Trophy.
King Power, who have a long association supporting these charity polo matches, assumed the role of title sponsor again for 2019. This year’s event had significant meaning for the Srivaddhanaprabha family as they paid tribute to Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha presenting a memorial trophy in his honour. The event raised over £1 million pounds for the fifteen benefitting charities.
These charities included African Parks, The English Schools Swimming Association, Fields in Trust, Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, The Invictus Games Foundation, Irish Guards Appeal, Map Action, Mountain Rescue England and Wales, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana, The Royal Marsden, RFU Injured Players Foundation, The Passage and the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.
Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity: “On behalf of all the beneficiary charities, a huge thank you to the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for choosing us to be a part of this very special day. We are all incredibly grateful for the support which at the Royal Marsden is helping to provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments for cancer patients across the UK and around the world.”
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, CEO King Power commented: “King Power are delighted to be involved in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day again this year. We are committed to supporting these very deserving beneficiaries championed at this event and feel very grateful that this wonderful game of Polo provides us with this very privileged opportunity to make a difference.”
As official apparel partner of the event, U.S. Polo Assn. created custom designed performance jerseys for the teams and provided event staff with sport-inspired apparel.
They also showcased a U.S. Polo Assn. “pop-up” shop experience for all attendees at the event where the proceeds were given to all the charities represented.
Thank you to all sponsors who helped make this day possible – King Power as title sponsor and for hosting the day as well as our other sponsors and supporters including; Air Asia, Tarmac, U.S. Polo Assn, Enhel Wellness, Bubble, Justerini & Brooks, Mr Foggs, BMG and The Cox Family of Oklahoma.
We are very grateful to the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day today raising funds and awareness for @WeAreInvictus and other charities under the patronage of TRH The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge as part of the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy! pic.twitter.com/GC6tsmzwds— Invictus Games Foundation (@WeAreInvictus) 10 July 2019