This year’s edition of the King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup was played in memory of the Thailand Polo Association’s founder and his commitment and passion for the sport.
The King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup 2019 in July was one of the London’s most talked-about social events. The competition was held on 10 July in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the late founder of the Thailand Polo Association. As a tribute to the keen polo player, King Power donated million to 15 charities in the UK, including African Parks, the English Schools Swimming Association, and the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.
Amongst the VIP guests at the Cup were Prince William, who also made opening remarks, Prince Harry, the Srivaddhanaprabha family and King Power executives. The two teams competing were King Power, headed by Prince William and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, and Tarmac, headed by Prince Harry and Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha. The trophy was awarded to the King Power team, who narrowly gained victory with seven points to six.
King Power donated
£1 million to 15
charities in the UK.
Duty-free empire King Power, which was founded by the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has been sponsoring the Royal Charity Polo Cup for the past five years because it believes in catapulting talented Thai polo players to the world stage.
This belief was inspired by the sentiments of Vichai, who had a deep passion for sport, especially horse racing, polo and football. In the past, Thai polo players have won many polo awards, including the Thailand Polo King’s Cup, the Cartier Queen’s Cup, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Cup.