Prince Harry took centre stage at the Sentebale Polo Cup in Abu Dhabi last week (20 November 2014).
The Sentebale Huntsman team (Prince Harry, former England captain Malcolm Borwick, Saeed Bin Drai and Abdulla Ben Desmal) beat the St Regis Team (Sheikha Maitha, Mohammed Al Habtoor, Nacho Figueras and Amr Zedan) 5-4 — and Prince Harry was named ‘most valuable player’.
The event is sponsored by whisky company Royal Salute and is in aid of the charity Sentebale, which Prince Harry co-founded with Prince Seeiso in 2006. It aims to provide healthcare and education to vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty in Lesotho, southern Africa.
“The money raised will go towards teaching many more HIV-postive young people how to live with the virus,” said Prince Harry. “Work on the Mamohato Children’s Centre in Thaba Basu, Lesotho, is well underway. The centre is due to be complete next year and will enable us to reach four times as many children than we are currently able to.”
Malcolm Borwick added: “It is a priviledge to play polo in support of Sentebale; a charity that is helping the lives of the children in Lesotho. It has been a great honour to play at the renowned Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club in Abu Dhabi, alongside many friends of mine.”
See Prince Harry in action on the polo field
High profile guests from across the globe travelled to Abu Dhabi for the Sentebale Polo Cup — including Geri Halliwell, former Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens, the 13th Duke of Argyll and actress Sienna Guillory