In front of a crowd of over 300 guests, Prince Harry took to the field for the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup to raise funds for his charity, Sentebale. The event took place at the Singapore Polo Club and brought together distinguished guests who showed their support for the charity’s work helping youth affected by the AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa.
Prior to the game, guests gathered for national anthems and a minute’s silence in remembrance of those affected by the London attacks on Saturday evening.
Later an exciting match ensued; Sentebale ISPS Handa team clinched victory over St Regis team for the second year running by a lead of three points. The winning ball was struck by Prince Harry in the final chukka of the closely fought game, giving Sentebale ISPS Handa team the resulting advantage. The match also featured valiant performances from Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador Malcolm Borwick and Sentebale and St. Regis Ambassador Nacho Figueras.
At the post-tournament dinner at the St Regis Singapore, Prince Harry spoke about Sentebale’s newly developed Let Youth Lead programme aimed at encouraging all youth in sub-Saharan Africa to know and manage their HIV status by 2020, which Prince Seeiso launched at the charity’s first youth summit in Lesotho in April this year.
Peter Moore, Global Brand Director of Royal Salute, showed his pride for being title partners for the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup for seven years in a row, and confirmed their donationsof more than GBP 1.5 miilion to support the important work of Sentebale.
To raise further funds for the charity, bids opened for a one-of-a-kind Royal Salute auction lot. The Master Blender’s flagon of new limited edition Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition whisky has been donated to the auction by Royal Salute’s Director of Blending Sandy Hyslop, and is being housed in a bespoke hand-illustrated wrap. The auction continues online with a reserve price of GBP 7,000 until Wednesday 14th June to allow those not in attendance the chance to support the charity and own a whisky unlike any other in the world.