Guards Polo Club’s £2million new clubhouse was officially opened yesterday (26 April) by The Queen, accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, the president of Guards Polo Club.

More than 700 club members attended the ceremony, which also included the unveiling of the refurbished Royal Box and the new La Martina Guards Polo Club store.

The clubhouse took over a year to build and stands on the site of the old clubhouse, which had been a landmark for over 30 years.

Guards chief executive Charles Stisted said: “We were honoured that our Patron The Queen, agreed to open the Clubhouse and we were delighted to welcome both her and our president to Smith’s Lawn for today’s opening.

We are proud of Guards’ status as Europe’s leading polo club and its strong relationship with the royal family, and so delighted to have a clubhouse that now befits both its status and its prestigious royal guests.”