30 Years of Cartier and Polo

It’s only right that the king of sports has a close association with the “jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers” (as King Edward VII of England put it). Cartier’s relationship with polo began 30 years ago when it sponsored International Day for the first time. As the Cartier International Day, the event at Guards Polo Club became one of the most important dates in the polo calendar, regularly attracting over 20,000 people to Windsor Great Park. After 27 years the brand also decided to lend its name to the Queen’s Cup, a tournament known for drawing the great and the good of polo from all corners of the globe. It’s not just the stars of the sport that flock to England for the Queen’s Cup. Royalty, movie stars and the glamorous denizens of the London party scene all rub shoulders at the event. Here is a year-by-year look back at the last thirty years of Polo and Cartier.

1984

The queen poses for her photograph with the winners at International Day 1984

The queen poses for her photograph with the players in 1984

1985

Lady Diana at international day in 1985

Lady Diana at Cartier International Day in 1985

1986

Ringo Star and Barbara Bach in 1986

Ringo Star and Barbara Bach in 1986

1987

Jane Seymour and Goldie Hawn at International Day in 1987

Jane Seymour and Goldie Hawn at Cartier International Day in 1987

1988

Princess Diana, always a fan of the Polo, in 1988

Princess Diana was a passionate polo fan. Here she is in 1988

1989

Pop stars, movie stars and models rub shoulders with royalty every year at Guards Polo Club

1990

Cartier International Day attracts glamorous names from around the world

1991

Jaqueline Bisset and Jane Seymour in 1991

Jaqueline Bisset and Jane Seymour in 1991

1992

Stefanie Powers

Stefanie Powers in 1992

1993

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford in 1993

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford in 1993

1994

Mr and Mrs Carling at International Day 1994

Mr and Mrs Carling at Cartier International Day 1994

1995

Claudia Schiffer never missed the chance to go to the polo. Here she is in 1995

Claudia Schiffer never missed the chance to go to the polo. Here she is in 1995

1996

Tamara Mellon, pictured at the polo in 1996

Tamara Mellon, pictured at the polo in 1996

1997

A young Matt Damon and Minnie Driver, pictured in 1997

A young Matt Damon and Minnie Driver, pictured in 1997

1998

Model Marie Helvin in 1998

Model Marie Helvin in 1998

1999

Prince William in 1999: what a difference 15 years make

Prince William in 1999: what a difference 15 years make

2000

Her Majesty the Queen with Arnaud Berger

The Queen with Cartier's Mr Arnaud Bamberger

2001

There was no polo in 2001 because of the foot and mouth crisis

2002

Keira Knightley early in her career in 2002

2003

Prince Harry in action in 2003

Prince Harry in action in 2003

2004

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice: the king of sports always attracts royalty

2005

Cate Blanchett never misses the opportunity to catch the polo when she's in the UK

2007

Mr Arnaud Bamberger with Diane Kruger

2008

Prince Charles looking dapper with Cartier's Mr Arnaud Bamberger

2009

Miss Poppy Delevigne and Miss Chloe Delevigne

2010

The Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven

2011

Model Amber Le Bon and a friend enjoying the action

2012

Douglas Booth was one of many young actors who came to see the action in 2012

2013

Sharon Stone has loved horses ever since she was a little girl

2014

Her Majesty the Queen presenting a prize at the polo this year