At the start of the
tournament, the Duke took part in a minute of silence for a beloved polo
player who sadly died this past week at the age of 37.
The royal took off his hat for
the tribute that honored Chevy Beh, the CEO of medical scheduling app
BookDoc, who was scheduled to play on the Royal Salute team at the charity
He was not only an
accomplished entrepreneur but also a proficient polo player, who had once
captained the England Under-21 team against Prince Harry and Prince William.
The Duke of Sussex also kept
his hat off in honor of the American national anthem that marked the start
of the tournament.
The annual event is the
charity’s largest fundraiser of the year and the Duke shared how the team was
“proud of the support we are able to give the young people of Lesotho and
Botswana to feel empowered, healthy, resilient, and able to thrive. The funds
raised this year will be invested in these communities at a critical time, as
inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic.”
He added: “We are
enormously grateful to our partners and supporters here today, especially our
long-standing title sponsor, ISPS Handa, for making the day possible.”