Haute Preview: Royalty Hosting Inaugural British Polo Day in L.A.

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The Royals are coming to L.A.! Don’t be disappointed that you won’t catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or even that handsome Prince Harry: the Royal presence in Los Angeles is still one that shouldn’t be missed.

Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife, actress and writer Sophie Winkleman, are heading to the City of Angels at the end of the month to host the inaugural British Polo Day.

The event, which is being presented by Land Rover, will take place at the iconic Will Rogers Polo Club on May 31st. 

As British Representatives for British Polo Day USA and members of the British Royal Family, Lord Frederick and his wife will be joined by some of the world’s most influential society figures and business moguls in this celebration of British luxury heritage. Guests invited to this highly-coveted event will enjoy a day of fast-paced polo, fine dining and fashion, courtesy of the extraordinary and unique designer, Zaeem Jamal.

Attendees will be treated to a Taittinger Champagne Reception on arrival, before sitting down to a lunch expertly paired with wines from Royal Warrant Holders, Justerini & Brooks. Following this, will be two highly-anticipated polo matches. Andrew Bossom, president of the famously-picturesque Will Rogers Polo Club, and keen polo amateur, will hope to lead Eton to a victory against Will Rogers for the sought-after Land Rover Trophy. Rounding-off the afternoon will be the fierce competition between Oxbridge and Southern Californian Universities for the equally-desirable Hackett Cup. Spectators will then join Royal Salute Brand Ambassador, The Duke of Argyll in a Royal Salute Scotch Whisky toast to the victorious teams, as part of the day’s final prize-giving.

Between the delicious three-course lunch and the classic pitch-side afternoon tea will be the Loud Auction, for the benefit of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Homeboy Industries.  Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support to gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, operating social enterprises that serve as job-training sites – including an extremely-popular bakery, grocery store, diner and farmers market.

The event is partnered with Land Rover, Hackett London, Justerini & Brooks, Ettinger London, Abercrombie & Kent, Charles Russell, Royal Salute, Billionaire.com, 3rd Home, Taittinger, Oxford Group Holdings, Nihiwatu, The Grosvenor Stationary Company, Malibu Farm, One Gun Ranch, Homeboy Industries, The Cavalry & Guards Club, Pendragon Productions, Global Partnership Family Offices, Walpole, Holland & Holland and Brompton Bikes. 

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