On Saturday 2nd July, a quintessentially British day of polo took place on the grounds of Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber’s Berkshire Estate, Watership Down, to host The British Polo Day Charity Cup where Richard Mille was one of the title sponsors.
Leading the Richard Mille Polo Team was 2010’s World Polo Tour n.1 Pablo MacDonough who played against His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales to raise funds for Sentebale and Tusk Trust, Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge’s respective charities. At the end of four breath-taking chukkas, the Richard Mille team, which for this special occasion was manned by Prince Rashid of Jordan, Harald Link and Said Bin Drai, finally prevailed and received The British Polo Day Charity Cup Trophy by guest-of-honour Richard Mille.
On the day Richard Mille also announced that a one-off RM 033 automatic calibre will be donated to support the charitable work of Tusk and Sentebale and the proceeds shared in equal parts between the two charities. The 18k red gold piece unique will come on a black rubber strap with red gold buckle and will be inspired by the colours of Sentebale, discretely reproducing its logo on the back sapphire. The watch will be auctioned later in the year and is expected to raise substantial interest amongst auctioneers and collectors.
The day attracted over 400 VIP guests and members of several royal families including prince Seeiso of Lesotho (Co-Patron with Prince Harry of Sentebale) and Prince Bahar of Brunei, Patron of the Richard Mille Polo Team.
Richard Mille has entered the world of polo making its debut at Cowdray Polo Park in May to compete in UK’s most prestigious high-goal tournaments, the Queens Cup and the Gold Cup. Along with Patron Bahar, the official team is composed of Argentinians Pablo MacDonough and Alejandro Muzzio and talented young Englishman Max Routledge.
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Concerning the photo named The British Polo Day Charity Cup 2011, from left to right:
Said Bin Drai
Prince Rashid of Jordan
Prince Harry of Wales