In battle of royals, Maharaja Padmanabh Singh beats Prince William

Written by Shruti Misra

In a battle royale of sorts between Jaipur Maharaja Padmanabh Singh and the heir to the British throne Prince William, the team led by Padmanabh Singh, popularly known as Pacho, came up trumps.

Maharaja Padmanabh Singh with his father Maharaj Narendra Singh at the Gloucestershire-based Beaufort Polo Club

The occasion was Maserati Royal Charity Polo match at Beaufort Polo Club near London where the Maserati team was led by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, while the Dhamani 1969 polo by Pacho. Dhamani 1969 emerged the winners by 7-6½.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, with Maharaja Padmanabh Singh (3rd R) and Maharaj Narendra Singh (2nd R) after the match

The Duke of Cambridge played on the Maserati team alongside England International star player, Malcolm Borwick, as well as Bruce Merivale-Austin and Henry Porter, while Dhamani 1969 team, apart from Pacho, included Karan Thapar, Nina Clarkin and Olly Tuthill.

2017 is the fourth year Maserati and its polo apparel partner, La Martina, have hosted a global polo tour, with the UK match being the third of five matches on the calendar.  The 2017 season spans nine months, covering two global continents.

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