HRH The Prince of Wales took to the Castle Ground at Flemish Farm yesterday to play for the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Cup, with the day raising £1,000,000 to be shared by 11 charities supported by TRH’s The Prince and Princess of Wales. This contribution takes the total raised from Royal Charity Polo Days played in the UK over the past 12 years to more than £12,000,000.
The Prince played as part of the U.S. Polo Assn. team alongside Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Amr Zedan and Mark Tomlinson. The opposing Standing Rock Polo team was formed by Philipp Mueller, Ivan Rubinich, Malcolm Borwick and Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, with the BP Healthcare Polo team made up of Joevy Beh, James Beh, Henry Porter and Steve Cox. In an exciting round robin format, it was the US Polo Assn. team who won with The Princess of Wales presenting the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Cup to the winning captain Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.
This year’s event provided a unique opportunity to support and raise funds for 11 of Their Royal Highnesses patronages. These organisations are: MHI (Shout), Wales Air Ambulance, Centrepoint, The Passage, Mountain Rescue England & Wales, Foundling Museum, Forward Trust, East Anglia Children’s Hospices, Baby Basics, Little Village and AberNecessities.
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