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Prince William takes part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy

Look at me! Princess Charlotte is the centre of attention as she practises a headstand during a family day out watching William at the polo (while brother George needs some comforting from Kate)

  • The Duke of Cambridge took part in Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club on Sunday
  • Yesterday William joined his family for Trooping the Colour parade at Buckingham Palace in London
  • Sunday afternoon's match, held in Tetbury, will see the Maserati team take on the Dhamani 1969 side
  • Match is part of Gloucestershire Festival of Polo and will raise charity funds for two of William's charities

By Unity Blott For Mailonline

Published: 10:47 EDT, 10 June 2018 | Updated: 12:15 EDT, 10 June 2018

The Duke of Cambridge was joined by his young family for a day of equestrian fun at the polo.

William, 35, is competing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, just a day after taking part in the show-stopping Trooping the Colour parade in London. 

And his wife delighted fans with a surprise appearance on Sunday afternoon as she, George and Charlotte descended on Tetbury for a day of family fun.

Dressed casually in a £39.99 Zara dress and Russell & Bromley wedges, Kate looked every inch the doting mother as she kept a watchful eye on George, four and his cousins Isla and Savannah Phillips.

At one point, mischievous Charlotte made Kate and Autumn Phillips collapse into fits of giggles as she performed an impressive headstand, while a shy George watched on.

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Look at me! Three-year-old Charlotte impressed Kate as she showed off her gymnastic skills with a handstand - leaving her mother in fits of giggles. The family were watching William compete in a charity polo match
Look at me! Three-year-old Charlotte impressed Kate as she showed off her gymnastic skills with a handstand - leaving her mother in fits of giggles. The family were watching William compete in a charity polo match

Look at me! Three-year-old Charlotte impressed Kate as she showed off her gymnastic skills with a handstand - leaving her mother in fits of giggles. The family were watching William compete in a charity polo match

Confident Charlotte put on a mischievous display as she put on a pair of pink sunglasses
Confident Charlotte put on a mischievous display as she put on a pair of pink sunglasses
George appeared to be having a tearful moment when the day's festivities all got too much for him
George appeared to be having a tearful moment when the day's festivities all got too much for him

Confident Charlotte put on a mischievous display as she put on a pair of pink sunglasses (left), while George appeared to be having a tearful moment when the day's festivities all got too much for him (right)

Supporting Daddy: Kate and George made a surprise appearance at Wiliam's charity polo match on Sunday afternoon, joined by seven-year-old Savannah Phillips (pictured) and her sister Isla Phillips, six
Supporting Daddy: Kate and George made a surprise appearance at Wiliam's charity polo match on Sunday afternoon, joined by seven-year-old Savannah Phillips (pictured) and her sister Isla Phillips, six

Supporting Daddy: Kate and George made a surprise appearance at Wiliam's charity polo match on Sunday afternoon, joined by seven-year-old Savannah Phillips (pictured) and her sister Isla Phillips, six

Showing his skills: The prince, an experienced polo player, looked strapping in his gear, picking up his mallet and helmet before showing his dexterity as he rode around the pitch
Showing his skills: The prince, an experienced polo player, looked strapping in his gear, picking up his mallet and helmet before showing his dexterity as he rode around the pitch

Showing his skills: The prince, an experienced polo player, looked strapping in his gear, picking up his mallet and helmet before showing his dexterity as he rode around the pitch

Larking around: George appeared more interested in playing than watching the polo match
Larking around: George appeared more interested in playing than watching the polo match
Charlotte was clearly enjoying spending time in the great outdoors as she slid down a grassy verge
Charlotte was clearly enjoying spending time in the great outdoors as she slid down a grassy verge

Larking around: The mischievous youngsters appeared more interested in playing than watching the polo match. George (left) and Charlotte (right) were clearly enjoying spending time in the great outdoors as they slid down a grassy verge

Playtime! George and a friend could be seen playing with toy guns at the event on Sunday afternoon
Playtime! George and a friend could be seen playing with toy guns at the event on Sunday afternoon

Playtime! George and a friend could be seen playing with toy guns at the event on Sunday afternoon

Princess Charlotte today
Princess Charlotte today
Yippee! Princess Charlotte looked delighted as she skipped in the air, her very own pair of sunglasses in hand
Yippee! Princess Charlotte looked delighted as she skipped in the air, her very own pair of sunglasses in hand

Yippee! Princess Charlotte looked delighted as she skipped in the air, her very own pair of sunglasses in hand

Getting in on the fun! The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as she ran across the grass
Getting in on the fun! The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as she ran across the grass

Getting in on the fun! The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as she ran across the grass

George was no doubt delighted to be reunited with his cousin Savannah, who on Saturday was pictured cheekily covering his mouth with her hand as they watched the Red Arrows flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

The prince, an experienced polo player, looked strapping in his gear, picking up his mallet and helmet before showing his dexterity as he rode around the pitch.

Today's charity match will help raise funds and awareness for two charities - the Royal Marsden, which the Duke supports as president, and Centrepoint, of which he is patron. 

The match, which will see the Maserati team take on the Dhamani 1969 side, is part of the two-day Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, hosted by Beaufort Polo Club from 9th-10th June.  

Charlotte (far right) kept her brother and cousins entertained during the match as she chatted animatedly, while George was holding what appeared to be a colourful pening drawing
Charlotte (far right) kept her brother and cousins entertained during the match as she chatted animatedly, while George was holding what appeared to be a colourful pening drawing

Charlotte (far right) kept her brother and cousins entertained during the match as she chatted animatedly, while George was holding what appeared to be a colourful pening drawing

At one point, proud George appeared to be showing his cousin Isla his artwork, while Kate, who had four-year-old Charlotte on her lap, looked on
At one point, proud George appeared to be showing his cousin Isla his artwork, while Kate, who had four-year-old Charlotte on her lap, looked on

At one point, proud George appeared to be showing his cousin Isla his artwork, while Kate, who had four-year-old Charlotte on her lap, looked on

The Duchess, who gave birth just six weeks ago, looked to be in excellent health as she donned a summery Zara dress and a pair of shades for the charity match in Gloucestershire
The Duchess, who gave birth just six weeks ago, looked to be in excellent health as she donned a summery Zara dress and a pair of shades for the charity match in Gloucestershire

The Duchess, who gave birth just six weeks ago, looked to be in excellent health as she donned a summery Zara dress and a pair of shades for the charity match in Gloucestershire

The Duchess looked to be in excellent spirits as she watched her husband compete at Sunday's polo match. Tickets cost between £15 and £150 for the charity event, which is often attended by  a host of celebrities
The Duchess looked to be in excellent spirits as she watched her husband compete at Sunday's polo match. Tickets cost between £15 and £150 for the charity event, which is often attended by  a host of celebrities

The Duchess looked to be in excellent spirits as she watched her husband compete at Sunday's polo match. Tickets cost between £15 and £150 for the charity event, which is often attended by  a host of celebrities

Team photo: William (second right) is taking part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, just a day after taking part in the show-stopping Trooping the Colour parade in London
Team photo: William (second right) is taking part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, just a day after taking part in the show-stopping Trooping the Colour parade in London

Team photo: William (second right) is taking part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, just a day after taking part in the show-stopping Trooping the Colour parade in London

Family affair: Kate was joined by Prince George, four, Princess Charlotte, three, and Savannah Phillips on Sunday afternoon as they watched William play at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire
Family affair: Kate was joined by Prince George, four, Princess Charlotte, three, and Savannah Phillips on Sunday afternoon as they watched William play at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire

Family affair: Kate was joined by Prince George, four, Princess Charlotte, three, and Savannah Phillips on Sunday afternoon as they watched William play at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire

The beaming duchess proved her high street credentials once again with the flattering £39.99 Zara number, which she teamed with a pair of rope wedges and a dove grey tote bag as she turned out to watch her husband play
The beaming duchess proved her high street credentials once again with the flattering £39.99 Zara number, which she teamed with a pair of rope wedges and a dove grey tote bag as she turned out to watch her husband play

The beaming duchess proved her high street credentials once again with the flattering £39.99 Zara number, which she teamed with a pair of rope wedges and a dove grey tote bag as she turned out to watch her husband play

Partner in crime: George was no doubt delighted to be reunited with Savannah, who on Saturday was pictured mischievously covering his mouth with her hand as they watched the Red Arrows flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Partner in crime: George was no doubt delighted to be reunited with Savannah, who on Saturday was pictured mischievously covering his mouth with her hand as they watched the Red Arrows flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Partner in crime: George was no doubt delighted to be reunited with Savannah, who on Saturday was pictured mischievously covering his mouth with her hand as they watched the Red Arrows flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Just like Daddy! George appeared to be having fun as he got to grips with a wooden polo mallet which he swung around the pitch. He was joined by the Phillips girls as well as an assortment of youngsters at the polo match on Sunday
Just like Daddy! George appeared to be having fun as he got to grips with a wooden polo mallet which he swung around the pitch. He was joined by the Phillips girls as well as an assortment of youngsters at the polo match on Sunday

Just like Daddy! George appeared to be having fun as he got to grips with a wooden polo mallet which he swung around the pitch. He was joined by the Phillips girls as well as an assortment of youngsters at the polo match on Sunday

Practising his moves: Little George proved he knows how to work a mallet as she knocked a ball around with a friend. The third-in-line to the throne looked smart in beige cargo shorts and a blue polo shirt
Practising his moves: Little George proved he knows how to work a mallet as she knocked a ball around with a friend. The third-in-line to the throne looked smart in beige cargo shorts and a blue polo shirt

Practising his moves: Little George proved he knows how to work a mallet as she knocked a ball around with a friend. The third-in-line to the throne looked smart in beige cargo shorts and a blue polo shirt

The four-year-old looked to be in high spirits as he played a spot of polo with a pal as his dad took part in the real thing
The four-year-old looked to be in high spirits as he played a spot of polo with a pal as his dad took part in the real thing

The four-year-old looked to be in high spirits as he played a spot of polo with a pal as his dad took part in the real thing

At one point it all got too much for the youngster, who needed some comforting from his mother as she put a protective arm around him during the match on Sunday afternoon
At one point it all got too much for the youngster, who needed some comforting from his mother as she put a protective arm around him during the match on Sunday afternoon

At one point it all got too much for the youngster, who needed some comforting from his mother as she put a protective arm around him during the match on Sunday afternoon

Helping hand: The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte were seen climbing up the grassy slope together
Helping hand: The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte were seen climbing up the grassy slope together

Helping hand: The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte were seen climbing up the grassy slope together

Tickets cost up to £150 a head for the event, described by organisers as a 'special day out' and featuring rural demonstrations, a tented 'shopping village' and traditional funfair. 

The first day of the event, a highlight of the equestrian calendar, was attended by the likes of Carol Vorderman, Lisa Maxwell and Richard Hammond.  

Sunday's match is part of a series of charitable polo matches that the Duke and Prince Harry will play in this summer.

The two brothers have taken part in polo fixtures in support of their charities since 2007, and have continued each year since, raising over £11 million for charitable causes to date.

Family fun: Tickets cost up to £150 a head for the event, described by organisers as a 'special day out' and featuring rural demonstrations, a tented 'shopping village' and traditional funfair
Family fun: Tickets cost up to £150 a head for the event, described by organisers as a 'special day out' and featuring rural demonstrations, a tented 'shopping village' and traditional funfair

Family fun: Tickets cost up to £150 a head for the event, described by organisers as a 'special day out' and featuring rural demonstrations, a tented 'shopping village' and traditional funfair

Family affair: The Cambridges were in good company as they were joined by friends and family including Autumn Phillips and her daughters seven-year-old Savannah and  Isla, six
Family affair: The Cambridges were in good company as they were joined by friends and family including Autumn Phillips and her daughters seven-year-old Savannah and  Isla, six

Family affair: The Cambridges were in good company as they were joined by friends and family including Autumn Phillips and her daughters seven-year-old Savannah and Isla, six

All for a good cause: Today's charity match will help raise funds and awareness for two charities - the Royal Marsden, which the Duke supports as president, and Centrepoint, of which he is patron
All for a good cause: Today's charity match will help raise funds and awareness for two charities - the Royal Marsden, which the Duke supports as president, and Centrepoint, of which he is patron

All for a good cause: Today's charity match will help raise funds and awareness for two charities - the Royal Marsden, which the Duke supports as president, and Centrepoint, of which he is patron

Today's appearance is one of William's first since becoming a father for the third time in April, and Harry's first since returning from his mystery honeymoon with Meghan.

The brothers' love of all things equestrian runs in the family, with several members having represented Great Britain at international level. 

Their aunt Princess Anne and cousin Zara have both competed at the Olympics in eventing, with Zara earning a silver medal with the British team; both have been winners of the annual Sports Personality of the Year award.

Their love for the sport is thought to have come from their father Prince Charles. Both he and Prince Philip were keen players and often competed in tournaments.

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