WINDSOR, ENGLAND – (L-R) Ashley van Metre Busch, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Enda Kenny, Nacho Figuares and Miguel Mendoza pose with the Sentebale Polo 2018 trophy after the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


The Duke of Sussex took to the polo field today to raise vital support and awareness
for children and young people affected by HIV

In one of the hottest British days on record, crowds gathered to watch Senteable’s
Co-Founding Patron The Duke of Sussex take home the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo
Cup today, alongside his teammates, including the charity’s Ambassador, Nacho

The trophy was presented by The Duchess of Sussex at the annual fundraising event,
which supports the charity’s work with young people affected by HIV/AIDS in southern

It has been a busy week for Sentebale; on Monday The Duke joined the charity’s Youth
Advocates from Lesotho and Botswana at the International AIDS Conference in
Amsterdam, to advance the Let Youth Lead advocacy programme. Today, the
Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, hosted by the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club,
brought a crowd of over 300 guests together to enjoy a day of polo and philanthropy
in the scorching summer sun.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – (L-R) Ashley van Metre Busch, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Enda Kenny, Nacho Figuares and Miguel Mendoza pose with the Sentebale Polo 2018 trophy after the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

It was a close match, culminating in a winning pass from The Duke of Sussex to
Sentebale Ambassador Nacho Figueras, who scored the final goal. The score was 5 –
4, with the Royal Salute team, captained by Malcom Borwick, narrowly missing out on
the coveted prize.

Sentebale’s flagship fundraising event has been running since 2010, and has taken
place in different locations around the world, from Singapore to South Africa. This is
the first time since that the prestigious event has returned to the UK.

This is also the first year that ISPS Handa has assumed the role of title sponsor, having
supported the event for a number of years. To date, the event has raised over
£5 million for Sentebale’s work providing care, education and psychosocial support
for children and young people living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana, where the
burden of the HIV epidemic remains.

At last year’s Sentebale Polo Cup, hosted in Singapore, The Duke spoke about the
importance of the charity’s then recently established Let Youth Lead advocacy
programme, which gives young people a platform to voice their challenges and
experiences with HIV to drive policy change that better supports their generation.

Since then, the programme has made significant progress calling global leaders to
account, reflected in the roundtable led by Senteable Youth Advocates at AIDS2018
on Monday, where global key influential leaders in the HIV response made concrete
commitments to better support the health of this generation.

At the same time, Sentebale’s flagship programme of Saturday clubs and residential
camps has also gone from strength to strength, supporting a cohort of over 4,000 10-
19 year olds living with HIV across Lesotho and Botswana.

Enda Kenny, Former Prime Minister of Ireland and ISPS Handa Patron said “I am
delighted to be supporting the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Sentebale plays a
vital role in improving the lives of vulnerable young people – yet it is everyone’s
responsibility to contribute in whatever way we can.”

Cathy Ferrier, CEO of Sentebale said, “We are so grateful to all our generous sponsors
who continue to help youth affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern Africa
through the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Adolescent deaths and new infections
continue to rise amongst this age group in the region, so it is vital that we can continue
to deliver much-needed care, education and psychosocial support, encouraging
them to know and safely manage their HIV status.

“The funds raised through this annual flagship event remain key to Sentebale
achieving our ambitious goals to reach as many young people as possible in southern
Africa with the tools and knowledge they need to know and manage their HIV status.
We are so grateful to ISPS Handa, our hosts the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club,
and to all of our fantastic sponsors for making this a day to remember; St. Regis Hotels
& Resorts, Royal Salute, US Polo Assn, Table Talk, and Justerini & Brooks .”

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About Sentebale

Sentebale is a charity Co-Founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso in 2006.
The charity began working in Lesotho, southern Africa, to rewrite the future for
children and young people affected by HIV, by providing vital access to care,
education and, critically, psychosocial support. Today, the charity supports over
4,000 children and young people a year in Lesotho and Botswana through the clubs
and camps programme.

Despite progress to date, globally 1,700 new HIV infections occur every day among
young people (UNAIDS, 2017) with many youth in sub-Saharan Africa unaware of
their HIV status, and afraid to get tested. Through youth-led campaigning and
advocacy, Sentebale’s Let Youth Lead programme addresses the lack of youthfriendly
health services and sexual reproductive health taught in schools in southern
Africa. The programme provides young people affected by HIV with a platform to
voice their challenges, to drive policy that better meets the needs of their
Twitter/Instagram: @Sentebale Facebook: SentebaleOfficial

About ISPS Handa

The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS Handa) was founded by Dr Haruhisa
Handa in 2006 to further the transformative power of sport across the globe. ISPS
Handa funds and promotes a wide-range of sporting events in archery, bowling,
boxing, football, golf, polo, rowing, rugby, and swimming, with an emphasis on blind
and disabled golf, and continues to lobby for golf to be recognised as a Paralympic

ISPS Handa believes in the power of sport to inspire and to change society for the
better. They are proud supporters of the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, which
raises funds for Sentebale – the charity founded by the His Royal Highness The Duke
of Sussex, Prince Harry, to promote the health and mental wellbeing of young
people living with HIV/AIDS.

In addition to the many other sporting events globally, ISPS Handa has been a loyal
supporter of the Invictus Games, founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex,
since the inaugural 2014 Games and is proud to support the upcoming Invictus
Games in Sydney in October 2018.

More recently, ISPS has partnered with the Halberg Disability Foundation through the
ISPS Handa Halberg Awards, to honour the achievements of New Zealand’s most
iconic sports personalities.

ISPS Handa continues to further those social responsibility causes which adhere to its
vision to inspire, create hope, unite and transform.
Twitter: @ISPSGolf Instagram: @isps_handa Facebook: @ISPSHanda

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts,
part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exquisite experiences at
more than 40 of the finest addresses around the world. Since the debut of the first St.
Regis hotel in New York City more than a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the
brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and
anticipatory service, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. The
brand recently made its debut in glamorous destinations including the Maldives and
Shanghai, and will soon unveil the renovation of The St. Regis Rome as well as its first
hotel in Egypt with The St. Regis Cairo. For more information and new openings, visit
Twitter: @stregishotels Instagram: @stregishotels Facebook: @stregis

About Royal Salute

Royal Salute is an exceptionally crafted Scotch whisky, starting where most others
end – aged for a minimum of 21 years – resulting in a beautiful and precious blend of
rich, round and robust whiskies. Created to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth
II and the 21 Gun salute that honoured her, Royal Salute has long been the whisky
for marking, celebrating and sharing momentous occasions.

Royal Salute has a longstanding affinity with polo and the lifestyle it accompanies. More than just an
iconic pairing between the ‘King of Whisky’ and the Sport of Kings, Royal Salute
shares values with the noble game of skill, honour and integrity. To celebrate the
harmony between the brand and the sport, Royal Salute launched in 2017, the first in
what would become an annual Polo Collection with the Royal Salute 21 Year Old
Polo Edition, and continues to support a global programme of events spanning four
continents, including the annual Sentebale Polo Cup.
Twitter: @royalsalute Instagram: @royalsalute Facebook: @RoyalSalutePolo

About Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club

The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club is situated in Windsor, Berkshire in the United
Kingdom. It is best described as a unique marriage of polo, equine history and sheer
‘Rock and Roll’. The Club’s late founder Bryan Morrison, a distinguished businessman
and music mogul in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, had a hand in the careers of none
other than Pink Floyd, The Jam, The Bee Gees, George Michael and many more.

After unexpectedly becoming enamoured by Polo and the accompanying lifestyle;
in 1985 he purchased a rundown estate with the vision and intent to convert the
land into a lavish club. In 1986, just one year after he purchased the land, Morrison
succeeded in the monumental task of converting the 220-acre estate into a fully
functioning polo club with HRH The Prince of Wales opening the club as its first
member. Today the Club runs under Chairman and CEO, Jamie Morrison, who is
ensuring that the family love for the sport and the Club continue to be at the
vanguard of polo, leading with its infrastructure expansion programme, which will
provide two new state-of-the-art fields as well as a stunning new Royal Pavilion,
coupled with his ambition to spearhead a number of new initiatives to bring new
audiences to the sport of Polo.
Twitter: @rcbpoloclub Instagram: @rcb.poloclub Facebook: @rcbpc

About Table Talk

Renowned for their personal approach, impeccable service and imaginative
menus, Table Talk create truly spectacular parties, weddings and events. Part of the
Blue Strawberry Group and widely renowned as London’s leading party
connoisseurs, their team can be regularly found working within the UK’s most
prestigious venues including Kensington Palace, National Gallery, Hampton Court
Palace, The Royal Academy of the Arts, Blenheim Palace and the V&A, to name but
a few. With their enviable ‘little black book’ full of high profile clients and the
industry’s most illustrious suppliers, each and every exceptional event is uniquely
designed and tailored for the individuals they work with. Resulting in utterly showstopping
parties that are remembered for a lifetime. www.bluestrawberrytabletalk.
Twitter: @tabletalk_ Instagram: @tabletalk_events Facebook: @tabletalkevents

About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global Licensing Inc.

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the
nonprofit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States founded in 1890,
making it one of the oldest sports governing bodies in the United States. With a
global footprint of $1.6B and worldwide distribution through 1,000 monobranded
stores, independent retail, department stores and ecommerce, U.S. Polo Assn. offers
apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories, footwear, travel and
home goods in approximately 150 countries worldwide.

USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL) is the for-profit subsidiary of the USPA, and the
exclusive worldwide licensor for the USPA’s global licensing program. USPAGL is the
steward of the USPA’s intellectual properties, providing the sport with a long-term
source of revenue. Additionally, USPAGL also produces global broadcasts to bring
the sport of polo to consumers and fans around the world.
Twitter: @uspoloassn Instagram: @uspoloassn Facebook: @uspoloassn

About Justerini & Brooks

Justerini & Brooks was established in 1749. Awarded their first Royal Warrant by King
George III in 1761 and every successive monarch since. With over three thousand
wines from the world’s greatest Chateaux, estates and domaines, Justerini & Brooks’ portfolio offers an unrivalled
selection. Justerini & Brooks is the largest UK importer of fine wines from Burgundy,
Barolo and Germany, as well as having long-standing relationships with the most
celebrated properties in Bordeaux, the Rhône, the Loire and Champagne.
Twitter/Instagram: @justerinis Facebook: @Justerinis1749