On Saturday, Prince Harry led a team of Army veterans to victory – not in battle, but in a polo match. His Royal Highness played on the side of his fellow Army men in the annual match between the teams from the Army and Royal Navy for the Rundle Cup, at Tidworth Polo Club in Wiltshire.
The Prince, who turns 30 later this year, has been a part of the British Army since 2006, and has served his country in Afghanistan. Ever supportive of his fellow servicemen, Harry has participated in Walking With The Wounded, a challenge that took him to the South Pole, and a volleyball tournament between wounded soldiers from England and America.
Most recently, he became President of the Invictus Games, a national sporting event for injured servicemen.
Tidworth Polo Club is one of the oldest polo clubs in the UK, and has been a base for military polo for over a hundred years. The Rundle Cup is held there every year, with tickets for the event available to anyone. Prince Harry’s father, The Prince of Wales, is the Patron of the Club.
Over 7,000 spectators and guests were present at the venue to watch the match being played. They were treated to canapes and champagne before watching the Army side lift the trophy.
Both Harry and his brother, The Duke of Cambridge, are excellent polo players, and often take part in matches for charity.
Just last month, the two siblings played against each other in Gloucestershire, where Prince Harry’s team defeated that of Prince William. Most memorably in attendance at that event was William’s young son, Prince George, who was accompanied by his mother, The Duchess of Cambridge.