Avid polo player Prince Harry had two big supporters as he played in day one of the Audi Polo Challenge on Saturday: his girlfriend Meghan Markle and Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne. The 32-year-old royal looked like a pro as he participated in the charity event, which took place at Coworth Park Polo Club in Ascot, England. He played in support of his charities Sentebale (which aims to help vulnerable children, the forgotten victims of poverty and Lesotho and Botswana's HIV/AIDS epidemic) and WellChild (the national UK charity for sick children).
Prince Harry plays in the 2017 Audi Polo Challenge Photo: PA Images
The match marks the first time that Harry and Meghan, who have been dating since 2016, were seen at a public event together. According to People, the Suits star was glowing as she cheered on her royal man, who did very well with his team. She stunned at the challenge in a high-cut, sleeveless navy dress that featured an asymmetrical hem. The 35-year-old actress accessorized her look with a sweet white coat, which she wore on her shoulders, and oversized sunglasses.
Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshawe at the Audi Polo Challenge Photo: Getty Images
Also looking stylish were Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe. Eddie and Hannah are no strangers to the fundraiser, having gone together in 2015. The 35-year-old actor managed to appear both dapper and sporty in a classic grey-double breasted blazer, navy pants and a pair of shiny white kicks. His 33-year-old wife complimented him nicely, showing off her tiny frame in a red short-sleeved top and palazzo pants.
Being around royalty is nothing new for Eddie who went to school with Harry’s brother Prince William back in the early 2000s. The Queen’s grandson and the acclaimed performer went to Eton College in Berkshire, England, where they played on the Rugby team together. "We were on the same Colts B team in 1997," Eddie fondly recalled to Loaded in a previous interview. "I always felt slightly sorry for Will because everyone wanted to tackle the future King of England. He took all the hits."
Matt Smith, center, presents Prince Harry and team a prize after the match Photo: Getty Images
It looks like Eddie will have the chance to cheer on William again as Kensington Palace tweeted on Saturday that the Duke and Prince William “will play in polo matches once again this summer to raise funds & awareness for charities they support as Patrons.” The official royal account also wrote that the brothers “have taken part in polo fixtures in support of their charities since 2007, raising over £10 million for charitable causes to date.”