The Duke of Cambridge to take part in Piaget Sponsored Charity Polo Match at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo.
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The charity match will help raise funds and awareness for three charities that The Duke and Prince Harry support as Patrons: The Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust and the England and Wales Mountain Rescue, whose Patron is The Duke of Cambridge; and The Household Cavalry Foundation, whose Patron is Prince Harry.
The charity match is part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, hosted by Beaufort Polo Club from 18 – 19 June. On Saturday 18th June honours will be contested between sponsors Team Piaget and Team Maserati. Playing for Team Piaget are Piaget Ambassador, Gonzalito Pieres (10) and Britain’s, Malcolm Borwick (6).
This match is part of a series of charitable polo matches The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will play this summer. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been playing polo in support of their charities since 2007 and have continued each year since, raising over £9.5 million for charitable causes to date, including money raised from the Sentebale Polo Cup. This summer’s matches will see this total pass the £10 million mark.
In 2015, The Duke and Prince Harry played in eight matches, which raised over £800,000 benefitting 17 organisations. They hope to raise a similar amount this year.
The 18th June also marks the debut of the Piaget Young England team who will be battling it out against Ireland.
In order to nurture and support emerging talent in Polo, Piaget has collaborated for the third year running with the Hurlingham Polo Association, (HPA), to support the next generation of England players coming up through the sport.
It was in La Côte-aux-Fées that Georges-Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop in the family farmhouse and devoted himself to producing high-precision movements. This was back in 1874 and marked the start of an ever-growing reputation. In 1943, the company took a decision that would prove crucial to its future by registering its brand name.
Faithful to its pioneering spirit, Piaget in the late 1950s set about designing and manufacturing the ultrathin movements that would become one of the Maison’s signatures and leave a lasting impression on watchmaking. But Piaget was also a style: a marriage of gold and an explosion of color, new shapes, precious gems, and dials made of hard stones. Carried along on the wave of extraordinary creativity driven by Yves G. Piaget, the brand’s jewellery collection grew in a original direction with a resolute emphasis on colour. Rich of 140 years of history, the ever-bold brand, innovated by offering jewels in motion, extravagant Haute Joaillerie collections, and incredible watches to become today one of the world’s most prestigious watchmaker jewellers.