Prince William - Prince William Helps To Raise Over 1.5m For Charity In Six Hours

0
0
Subscribe Prince William

Britain's Prince William and Duchess Catherine helped to raise more than $1.5 million in just six hours during their US tour last year.

The royal couple - who tied the knot in April 2011 - helped to generate the staggering amount after celebrities including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Billy Zane paid thousands to rub shoulders with the pair during an afternoon at the Santa Barbara Polo Club in California last July.

A total of $1.7 million was raised during the event and just under $1.5 million has gone towards a UK charitable foundation set up by William and his brother, Prince Harry, with the remainder of the money going to the polo club's training centre, which runs events for local underprivileged children.

Ambassador Glen Holden, a trustee of the club who helped to set up the event, told the Sunday Express newspaper: ''I am extremely proud of what we did. It was a wonderful event.

''We were proud to have the royal couple at the club and for them to do such work for a good cause and raise such goodwill for England and America.

''Everyone that interacted with the duke and duchess thought they were so thoughtful, caring and welcoming. They did a marvelous job and these charities are charities that Americans are very much in favor of.''

Santa Barbara Polo Club organizers - who expected to raise around $654,000 from the charity day - are now hoping William or Harry will return to make the event a ''biannual or regular'' feature.

Co-organizer Geannie Sheller said: ''That is something we would like to see. It has been talked about.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Prince William - Billy Zane - Jennifer Love Hewitt - Prince Harry

0
0
Subscribe Prince William
Advertisement

More Prince William

American Journalists Need To Adhere To Royal Dress Code If They Want Near Prince William and Kate Middleton On U.S. Visit

While much is always made of Kate Middleton’s fashion choices by the press, it seems the royal couple will be turning the tables during their...

Prince William & Duchess Of Cambridge To Visit New York In December

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be visiting New York for a few days in December on an official visit.Prince...

Prince William's Post-College Work Experience Revealed

Prince William may be busy on royal duties, or taking care of his pregnant wife Kate Middleton and their child Prince George, but before the...

Royal Baby Due In April 2015! Palace Confirm Due Date For William and Kate’s Second Child

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The royal couple...

Advertisement

Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures]

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world...

Pippa Middleton Discusses Being "Publicly Bullied", Her "Dear" Nephew Prince George, And "Unexpected" Royal Wedding Attention

Pippa Middleton has finally opened up on plenty of subjects that have been the subject of media speculation for some time. The 30 year-old sister...

Kate Middleton To Cheer On Tour De France Teams At Opening Ceremony

Cycling is certainly the sport du jour and is gripping the nation with Britons out on their bikes enjoying the warmer weather and planning Tour...

Kate Controversy: Duchess of Cambridge Forced To Hire "Female Minder" To Maintain Privacy

You know the paparazzi have gone overboard, when Kate Middleton has to hire a minder to make sure her privacy isn’t invaded. That happened this...

Advertisement

Comments

Prince William Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Prince William

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All