It was England at its best both on and off the polo pitch as the home team beat South America to win the Royal Salute Coronation Cup while spectators enjoyed a glorious day in the sunshine.
Prince Charles, who sported an elegant beige suit brightened up by a Regimental tie and a purple boutonniere, got ready to watch England beat South America at the Royal Salute Coronation Cup.
England regular Malcolm Borwick, snapped here with Royal Salute’s Jacques-Henri Brive, enjoyed the afternoon off the pitch after hosting a polo clinic at Coworth Park.
Some of the world’s greatest polo players faced off in a hard-fought match.
Artist Marcos Lutyens and gardener Stephen Woodhams created a memorable picnic setting for celebrity guests, such party planner Yasmin Mills, who wore a stunning wrap. The Royal Salute’s Secret Garden recreated the floral displays seen at HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation and guests enjoyed temporally flexible “Hampering of Time” hampers that recalled the elegant picnics of Regency England and featured Lutyens’ time-inspired handmade games, including a clock that makes time flow backwards.
Among the guests was also soprano Natalie Coyle, who dazzled in a bright floral skirt.
Piaget was the official timekeeper at the Royal Salute Coronation Cup.
Socialite Henry Conway trod in during half-time.
James Belm lifted the cup after England’s victory.
England’s Max Charlton was named Most Valuable Player, while Silver Lining received the Best Playing Pony prize.
Main image: John Phillips / Getty Images, courtesy of Royal Salute