On 10th July 2019, the official Twitter account of Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Prince Harry, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex respectively will be taking part in a Polo match during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. It also showed a photo of both the brothers playing Polo. The news for this match had been released in advance some days ago. The royal fans and media were looking forward to this match amidst the rumors of an alleged rift among the brothers and their wives. Prince William and Prince Harry played in opposite teams hence this match was particularly significant.
Today The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex are taking part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 10, 2019
The charity match is helping raise funds and awareness for charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses. pic.twitter.com/9ziCa0pN9G
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The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. The charity match helped raise funds and awareness for charities supported by Their Royal Highnesses. Swipe to see some of the organisations who were being supported: 2. The English Schools Swimming Association, which encourages school children to learn to swim and compete at several levels - for their school, their district and their country. 3. Fields in Trust, who champion and support our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. 4. The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, which helps provide financial support to injured soldiers and their families, including those who have lost their lives on active service. 5. Irish Guards Appeal, which provides welfare support to both serving and former members of the Regiment and their families. 6. Mountain Rescue England and Wales, an entirely voluntary service who work on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 7. The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre specialising in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. 8. The Passage, providing homeless people with support to transform their own lives. 9. Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, which supports severely injured players from Wales. Other organisations to benefit include African Parks, Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, The Invictus Games Foundation, Map Action, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, RFU Injured Players Foundation and Rhino Conservation Botswana. The event raised £1 million for the fifteen benefitting charities. PA
This year’s King Power Royal Charity Polo Day had significant meaning for the Srivaddhanaprabha family as they paid tribute to Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha by presenting a memorial trophy in his honour.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 10, 2019
Today’s event raised £1 million pounds for fifteen benefitting charities. pic.twitter.com/mX7X4vFZSX
There was, however, no mention of their families expected to attend the match. This came as a pleasant surprise when Kate Middleton with her three children and Meghan Markle with her two-month-old son decided to support their husbands playing in the field. Kate Middleton sported a pink dress with a red bag and wedges (her newfound favorite shoes).
Meghan Markle looked casual and stylish in a khaki maxi dress holding Baby Archie in her arms. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis also seemed to have a gala time. The children were playful and running around having fun.
This event is particularly important as it has appeared just four days after Archie’s much-awaited and controversial Christening. The brothers’ alleged feud has also been making rounds. Times are hard for Meghan Markle in terms of her public image as she has been surrounded by one controversy after another in just fourteen months of her marriage. The latest controversy is about her bodyguards stopping a woman from photographing Serena Williams because he thought she was clicking the Duchess. Meghan Markle has also been criticized for wearing the wrong attire to Wimbledon and not staying back for watching Andy Murray’s match who is a British player.