Meghan in Carolina Herrera for Sentebale Polo Cup Charity Event
Meghan wore Carolina Herrera for today’s charity polo match benefiting Sentebale, a charity co-founded by Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess as they arrived at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
Here you see Meghan and Harry with polo player and Sentebale ambassador Nacho Figueras (center, white trousers, no glasses ) his wife Delfina Blaquier (blue print dress), and Sentebale CEO Cathy Ferrier in the cream and red dress.
Mr. Figueras and Ms. Blaquier were guests at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
If the athlete looks familiar, you may have seen one of his many (many) ads for Ralph Lauren.
If unfamiliar with Sentebale, here is some background via Kensington Palace:
In 2006, Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho jointly co-founded Sentebale, a charity set up to ensure the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
The word Sentebale means ‘forget me not.’ Below, Harry with children at the Mamohato Children’s Centre.
Kensington Palace just released never-before-seen photos from the 33-year-old royal’s solo trip to Lesotho, Africa, last month, where he opened a school and a house on behalf of the Sentebale charity he co-founded with his friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006.
Harry got up close and personal with the kids of the Mamohato Children’s Centre and Mamohato Children’s Camp, even letting a little one try on his sunglasses. He sweetly smiled while gazing at the child, who held a yellow balloon and put on a grin for the camera with the shades on.
People’s Simon Perry shared a picture from the program, with a message from Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso.It was another unseasonably warm day.
More on how the weather impacted things from The Mirror’s article:
The sweltering temperatures meant the match between Harry’s Sentebale St Regis team, captained by Sentebale ambassador Nacho Figueras, and the Royal Salute players, led by Malcolm Borwick, was shortened to protect the polo ponies and the breaks were lengthened.
A quick video from the match via Simon Perry of People.
Not quite sure what’s happening here, but Prince Harry (in the No 2 jersey) has scored twice as his Sentebale St. Regis team has a 3-0 lead at half time pic.twitter.com/sZIEwzUfsE
— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) July 26, 2018
There was an interesting moment during the match; more from People:
Prince Harry sent a polo ball whizzing toward a gaggle of media capturing his charity game on Thursday — and it was a close call.
The dense, hard ball flew in at shoulder height and narrowly missed a few photographers and crashed into a fence dividing the press area from the VIP’s section, making a surprised security guard nearly jump out of his skin.
The 33-year-old recognized photographer Tim Rooke and called out, “Sorry Rookie. I was trying to give you a good shot!”
Below, Nacho Figueras (l) and Prince Harry.
Emily Nash of Hello! posted a video of Meghan presenting trophies after the match.
— Emily Nash (@emynash) July 26, 2018
A still shot of the trophy presentation.
Embed from Getty Images
The match was a success from a fundraising perspective, below you see Sentebale’s tweet noting the £1million+ total that was raised through today’s event.
Now for our look at what Meghan wore for the match, starting with her Carolina Herrera V-Neck Faux Wrap Midi dress.
The fabric is denim, done in 98% cotton/2% poly. The faux-wrap styling frock features cap sleeves, surplice neckline, a hidden back zipper, wide-belt and a pleated midi-length skirt with front pockets.
A closer look at the pocket and belt details. We show the dress at Moda Operandi ($2190) where it was available for pre-ordering.
Some thoughts on the dress from The Telegraph’s Emily Cronin:
With polo matches now high on Meghan’s agenda, she’s mastered a casually elegant mix which works.
Meghan’s color is no longer available. It is still offered in citron ($29.99 with promo code FLASH), and also in a striped version ($34.99 with promo code FLASH). You may recognize Meghan’s heels, the Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ Bow Pump in nude. The Duchess has previously worn the shoe in black suede. The shoe features the same cutouts and bow at the heel, pointed toe, and 4.2″ heel. It is available to pre-order on the Aquazzura site ($750).The Deneuve is offered in a lower heel (3.3″); that style is available now at Farfetch ($587) and also at Lane Crawford ($655). A side bar tip: if you have ever wondered if a shoe is an authentic Aquazzura, or are trying to verify the brand made a pair you are looking at, here’s one way to tell. Look for the pineapple on the sole.
Meghan wore another pair of earrings by Birks, the ‘Bee Chic’ in sterling silver and blue topaz. Last week the Duchess wore the same style in white quartz.
Meghan wore Tom Ford sunglasses, the designer’s ‘Emma’ style. Described as a cat eye black and gold tone frame with blue gradient lenses.
The Duchess wore her hair in her signature ‘messy bun.’
Here is an interview with Nacho Figueras that Rebecca English of The Daily Mail posted on Twitter; it focuses primarily on Meghan. (You may need to boost your audio to hear everything.)
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) July 26, 2018
Meghan and Harry after the match.
We hope to see the Duke and Duchess at another Sentebale event in August, a benefit performance of Hamilton.
- The Sentabale website is here; the organization’s Facebook page is here; its Twitter feed is here; the charity’s Instagram page is here; Kensington Palace’s Sentabale pages are here
- People‘s story about today’s event is here; The Daily Mail’s coverage is here
- The Telegraph’s fashion piece is here; a PopSugar gallery is here; the Fug Girls delightful slideshow is here