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The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to take part in Charity Polo Match

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will take part in the Jerudong Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire later this afternoon.

The charity match is being held to help raise funds and awareness for The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, and two charities that The Duke and Prince Harry support as Patrons: Centrepoint, whose Patron is The Duke of Cambridge, and Walking with the Wounded, whose expeditions Prince Harry has been Patron of for a number of years.

This match forms part of a series of charitable polo matches Their Royal Highnesses have played in this summer. The Duke and Prince Harry have both been playing polo in support of their charities for a decade, and have raised over £10 million for charitable causes to date.

The Royal Family are extremely gifted at sports, with several of them having already played for Great Britain on an international level. Princess Anne and her daughter Zara have both competed at the Olympics in eventing, with Zara earning a silver medal with the British team; both are winners of the annual Sports Personality of the Year award.

Both William and Harry take after their father and grandfather when it comes to polo. Prince Charles and Prince Philip were keen players and often competed in tournaments.

Throughout the summer months, both Prince William and Prince Harry are raising funds for the following charities: Centrepoint, Child Bereavement UK, English Schools Swimming Association, Fields in Trust, Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, The Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, Irish Guards Appeal, Map Action, Mountain Rescue England and Wales, The Royal Marsden, RFU Injured Players Foundation, Sentebale, Skillforce, Tusk, Walking With the Wounded, WellChild and the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.

  • Lakisha-

    I think that it’s awesome the princes has raised this money for charity. As long as you keep students within school they should be safe. Helping to alleviate poverty is always a good idea. Especially while we are looking at Mandela Intl Day. However you must also teach them to stay afloat of difficulty situations.

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