Piaget sponsors charity polo match at Gloucestershire Festival

Heidi Kingstone, Guest, Philippe Leopold Metzger, Piaget CEO, HRH Duke of Cambridge, Lorenza Cavalli, Brand Director, Piaget UK, Catherine Metzger

Piaget spent Saturday on the polo field with royalty as sponsors of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, Royal Charity Day.

The day raised funds for charities supported by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales who both attended, with the second-in-line to the throne playing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy.

Team Piaget confronted fellow sponsors Team Maserati on the field at the Beaufort Polo Club, while the fine jewellery and watch house also announced its title sponsorship of the Young England Squad on the same day.

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It was the third consecutive year that Piaget has sponsored the event.

The event raised much needed funds for 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.

Piaget fielded its own ambassador Gonzalito Pieres (10) as well as Britain’s Malcolm Borwick (6).

The match was 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.

To further help the Prince’s get closer to reaching this milestone mark, Piaget donated a Piaget Polo Forty Five watch that was auctioned before the match.

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