Prince Harry helped raise around $1 million (S$1.35 million) in charity by participating in the annual Sentebale charity polo match at the Singapore Polo Club on August 13.
While the British royal scored two goals, these were not enough to help his team, the Royal Salute Sentebale win the Sentebale ISPS (International Sports Promotion Society) Handa Polo Cup. The match with the Singapore Polo Club Team ended in a 7-7 draw and both teams shared the trophy. Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras captained the Singapore Polo Club Team.
The match had about 260 guests, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, appeared at ease. He exuded a commanding presence on the field playing as a forward and scored two goals over four chukkas, or periods of play, of seven minutes each. The other important attendees included rugby royalty and former New Zealand All Blacks star Dan Carter, who graced the event as an ISPS Handa ambassador.
The annual Polo Cup has raised more than £11 million (S$18.8 million) for Sentebale since 2010, when it was played in Barbados. Sentebale is a charity founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to provide psychosocial support for children in southern Africa who are living with HIV.