Prince Harry will be making his first-ever formal visit to the United States later this month to participate in the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic, taking place on Saturday, May 30th.
The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will coincide with the 400th anniversary of New York and opening day of the Governors Island season.
Sentebale was co-founded by HRH Prince Henry of Wales and HRH Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho in honor of their mothers, Diana, Princess of Wales and Queen ‘Mamohato, respectively.
The event will feature areas that are both open to the public at no charge as well as those that will require tickets.
In reverence to the long-time polo tradition, VIP guests will be asked to wear traditional polo style: women in hats; men in summer suits.
This year, Veuve Clicquot has invited the iconic St. Regis New York to feature its legendary Afternoon Tea at the polo match.
In celebration, Sandro Micheli, Executive Pastry Chef at Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis New York, has created a special menu for the occasion.
While Prince Harry will play on the team captained by Nick Roldan, world renowned Argentine polo player and new face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo Fragrances, Nacho Figueras, will captain the opposite playing team, Black Watch.
“Veuve Clicquot is honored to support Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso and their inspirational charity, Sentebale,” stated Aisha Thompson, Veuve Clicquot Senior Brand Manager.
“The second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic marks the opening of signature Veuve Clicquot Summer Season, and we look forward to providing spectators with an afternoon of sport and
entertainment, surrounded by the magnificent Manhattan skyline.”
“This iconic event will help raise awareness for our organization,” said Sentebale’s Chairman Charles J. Denton.
“Lesotho faces some enormous problems, and our work there could not be more vital. The numbers of
orphans and vulnerable children suffering are staggering, and we are managing to make a real difference to help them.
Events like this are crucial to support our work and we look forward to our growing relationship
with Veuve Clicquot.”
Event and ticket information for the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic is available at http://www.vcseason.com.