Taken APR 2, 2001; posted JUL 9, 2011
Since Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, played polo this afternoon (July 9, 2011) at the Santa Barbara Polo Club in Carpinteria, California I thought this would be an appropriate time to post this photo of souvenirs of our one and only polo game (in the mid 1980s) when we still lived there. The prince’s beautiful bride, Duchess of Cambridge, presented the Tiffany trophy to the winning team, Team Royal Salute. Each player made a $100,000 contribution to the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry for the privilege of participating in this afternoon’s game. Tickets for the event went for $400 to $4,000 including lunch prepared by Giada de Laurentiis.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Polo Club.
About the foundation:
Why does this mean so much to us? My long-suffering wife was born in Santa Barbara and we lived there for twenty years before moving to Texas.
I had dusted off my cap but I didn’t realize how grubby it had become until I saw the picture on my computer screen. I have worn it quite a bit in Texas heat.
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