By Rahul Odedra
Charity match taking place at Abu Dhabi's Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
Prince Harry is set to take part in a charity polo event back by St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and taking place in Abu Dhabi later this month.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has confirmed that its luxury hotel brand will support the match, which will take place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club on November 20.
Prince Harry will play for the Sentebale Huntsman team against the St Regis team, captained by Nacho Figueras, to raise awareness and support for the improved healthcare and education of the children of Lesotho, Africa.
“Polo and philanthropy are innate to the legacy of St. Regis, and we are honoured to continue our support of Sentebale through ‘the sport of kings’,” said St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide global brand leader Paul James.
“With Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras on the polo field in Abu Dhabi – the Emirate in which the brand operates both The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and The St. Regis Abu Dhabi – it is sure to become a thrilling and memorable day.”
In last year’s Sentebale Polo Cup match, Prince Harry scored the winning goal for the Sentebale Land Rover team in a close match against the St. Regis team at The Greenwich Polo Club in Connecticut.
In 2012, Nacho Figueras led the St. Regis team against Prince Harry’s Sentebale team in Sao Paulo, and in 2010, Prince Harry attended an ‘Evening to Honor Sentebale’ at The St. Regis New York.
Earlier this year, St. Regis kicked off the polo season in the United Kingdom with the seventh annual St. Regis International Polo Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club.