UK Polo: Cartier Queen's Cup

On Sunday, June 16, stylish A-listers and royals turned out for the Cartier Queen’s Polo Cup final. Dressed in a customary bright pink ensemble, guest of honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presented the silver cup to Scone Polo, who beat out favorite Park Place 9-5 in the final. Park Place also finished runner-up last year. The Cartier Queen’s Cup is a 22-goal polo tournament played at the Guards Polo Club - often regarded as the highlight of the British social season. Members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry, have previously competed in the tournament, though earlier this year it was reported the Duke of Sussex would be scaling back his involvement in the game. Scone Polo’s James Harper was named Cartier Most Valuable Player. He also received the Cartier Best Playing Pony rug for Twitter, a seven-year old chestnut mare. Other guests included Jenna Coleman who portrays Queen Victoria in Victoria and Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson. Coleman sat with other VIPs in the lower enclosure near the Queen. As is tradition, after the match guests took to the pitch to participate in divot stomping. Cartier then hosted a VIP luncheon before attendees gathered to watch the Queen and Cartier’s managing director Laurent Feniou present the winning cup. Scone Polo: David Paradice (0); James Beim (7); Nico Pieres (9); James Harper (6). Park Place: Andrey Borodin (0); Juan Britos (7); Hilario Ulloa (10); Benjamin Urquiza (5).

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