Prince William set to put on public display as he plays his favourite sport polo to boost funds for MND charity

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
It is a sport that he loves and causes close to his heart at Prince William prepares to battle it out in public at a charity polo match.

The Prince of Wales will don his sportswear on Friday to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association, just days after the tragic death of campaign and rugby star Rob Burrow.

Heir to the throne William will compete in the Out-Sourcing Inc Royal Charity Polo Cup 2024 at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. The event will raise money for causes which William and the Princess of Wales are passionate about supporting, Kensington Palace said.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

It will be the 13th time William has played in the fixture, which is set to generate £1 million this year to add to a running total of £13 million raised by the cup over the years.

“This year the event is set to take the total amount raised to more than £13,000,000 for well-deserving causes that the prince and princess are passionate about,” Kensington Palace said.

Eleven charities and organisations will benefit including the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

William paid a personal tribute to “legend of rugby league” and MND campaigner Rob Burrow after his death from the disease last month.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The prince, who surprised Burrow and team-mate Kevin Sinfield by presenting them with their CBEs in January, said Burrow had a “huge heart”, adding: “He taught us, ‘in a world full of adversity, we must dare to dream’.”

Thousands of people lined the streets on Sunday to pay their respects to the former Leeds Rhinos star at his private funeral service.

Other causes to benefit are Wales Air Ambulance, Mountain Rescue England & Wales, SHOUT, Child Bereavement UK, Royal African Society, Place2Be, Action for Children, The Blackthorn Rally, HMS Oardacious Fund and The Royal Marsden.

Kate, who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, made a brief return to the public spotlight last month at Trooping the Colour.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

In a statement the day before, the princess revealed she was making good progress, but was “not out of the woods yet” and had “good days and bad days” as she continued her treatment.

Last year, Kate attended the charity polo cup, presenting her husband with a trophy and greeting him with a kiss.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.