The Diamond Jubilee Celebration Continues With Cartier Queen's Cup 2012

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is certainly having a ball year-round with a series of events.

And in conjunction with the British Monarch's 60 years of reign, Cartier has recently sponsored the prestigious high-goal Queen's Cup. 

Held at the Queen’s Ground, Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, the sold-out event was watched by HM The Queen and HRH Prince Phillip, in the company of Arnaud M. Bamberger, Executive Chairman of Cartier Ltd and François Le Troquer, Managing Director of Cartier Ltd and alongside 5000-strong crowd of polo aficionados.

During this match, Team Dubai defeated Team Ayala in one of the closest finals in the 52-year history of this great high goal polo tournament, scoring 12-11, hence making it the fifth winning for the Albwardy’s Dubai team.   

This victory also saw Dubai’s Cambiaso, considered by many to be the best player in the world, win his eighth Queen’s Cup winners’ prize and be named ‘Most Valuable Player’. It was Ayala’s Gonzalito Pieres though who received the ‘Cartier Best Playing Pony Award’ for Centimetre.

Royal couple aside, notable guests were also invited to this event and they include well-known celebrities such as Dita Von Teese, Ioan Gruffudd, Andie Serkis, Katie Melua, Douglas Booth and Kenneth Branagh just to name a few. 

Apart from being treated to free-flow Cartier champagne, guests were also treated to an exquisite lunch prepared by Mosimann’s.

The sumptuous lunch, which took place in a quintessentially ‘English Garden’ with floral creations by John Carter, started with dressed Dorset crab; followed by roasted fillet of Angus beef, Jersey royals, seasonal vegetables, garden herbs and horseradish Cream and finished on a sweet note with summer berry jelly and Madagascan vanilla ice cream. 

The Royal Cavalry of Oman also took the breath of the spectators away by putting on a magnificent display of equine skill, featuring some 70 magnificent Arab horses as well a couple of flag-bearing Shires too.

*Photos courtesy of Cartier  


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