Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kate Loves: Polo

Kate's attendance at William's polo matches over the years has been a highlight for fans of the couple. It is one of the rare events where we have the opportunity to see the couple relaxed amongst friends and enjoying 'off duty' time. Let's take a look at some of the matches Kate has attended over the years, the locations and of course her sartorial choices.

Kate attended a number of William's matches in 2006. Rumours of a romance were circulating and William was reportedly eager to impress Kate at his polo matches. Below we see Kate wearing a beautiful strapless dress with striking accessories.

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Kate looking elegant in a black dress at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire. 

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Chatting with William after the match.

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The Beaufort Polo Club is a favourite of the Princes with its scenic location and close proximity to Prince Charles' residence Highgrove (William celebrated his 30th at Highgrove).

Beaufort Polo Club

In June 2006, twenty four year old Kate attended a Chakravarty polo match in Richmond wearing a gorgeous red halter wrap dress with white polka dots and LK Bennett espadrilles wedges. Kate was accompanied by her sister Pippa and they both looked lovely in summer dresses. One of my all time favourite 'Kate looks'. Eye catching and sophisticated.

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William also played in a match in aid of his patronage 'Tusk Trust' in June 2006.

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In July 2006 Kate and Chelsy Davy watched the Princes play polo at the Tidworth Polo Club in Wiltshire. Kate wore a halterneck summer dress and her hair pinned up. 

Tidworth is one of the oldest polo clubs in the country, having been the home of military polo for many years since 1907. Set in the stunning grounds of Tedworth Park, the club is known as a scenic, relaxing place with a relaxed atmosphere and reasonable cost.

Tidworth Polo

Kate relaxing with friends at the Beaufort Polo Club in 2008. 


Enthusiastically cheering on her Prince. Adorable shot!


Kate supported William at a charity match in Coworth Park in 2009. The couple enjoyed private time together after the match.

Kate wore a delicate lace top with pearls for the Dorchester Trophy match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in July 2009.

A look at the gates of Cirencester Park.


And the following week we see Kate looking rather tired at Beaufort :)

Just months before the announcement of the royal engagement Kate proudly cheered on her prince at  the Beautfort Polo Club wearing a stunning mint green Joseph dress.

During the couple's brief visit to the US after the royal tour of Canada, William played in a charity polo match in Santa Barbara. The Prince scored four goals for the winning team and was rewarded with a kiss from his wife who was wearing a hand painted silk Jenny Packham dress.

This summer we have seen the couple attend two polo matches thus far  (See here and here to read posts on these events) with Lupo accompanying Kate to both :)

Looking forward to the next match!


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