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Royal competition at Gloucestershire

On Sunday, 14 June 2015, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry met for a fierce polo competition at the Gigaset Charity Polo Match, which was held as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo at Beaufort Polo Club.

Proudly sponsored by global consumer electronics and telecommunication products brand, Gigaset, the action-packed Charity Polo Match saw the Royal Salute team, including HRH Prince Henry of Wales (+1), Malcolm Borwick (+6), Eduardo Novillo Astrada (+9) and Sir Charles Williams (0), fighting against the Piaget team, consisting of Stephen Hutchinson (+1), Mark Tomlinson (+6), Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8) and HRH The Duke of Cambridge (+1).

The match, held in front of an enthusiastic crowd, was at 4 goals each in the final chukka. It ultimately ended in the closing few seconds, when Prince Harry scored the winning goal. The hard-fought and high horsepower match culminated in a 5-4 goal victory for the Royal Salute team over the Piaget team. William’s wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and his little two-year old son George also witnessed the match.

The real victors of course, are the charities that will benefit from the day’s fund-raising; the Princes’ chosen charities: Irish Guards Appeal, Household Cavalry Foundation, and England and Wales Mountain Rescue.

Charles Fränkl, Chief Executive Officer of Gigaset AG, presented the winning team with a trophy: “Gigaset is proud to have been part of such a special occasion in the beautiful surroundings of the Beaufort Polo Club. Polo is about high speed action, skill, performance and style – all core values to Gigaset. As we have seen on the pitch it is a winning combination, making polo and Gigaset a very good match.”

The teams:
Piaget (+16)

Stephen Hutchinson (+1)
Mark Tomlinson (+6)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8)
HRH The Duke of Cambridge (+1)

Royal Salute (+16)
HRH Prince Henry of Wales (+1)
Malcolm Borwick (+6)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada (+9)
Sir Charles Williams (0)

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