By Kelly Fisher
July 10, 2011
The Royal Couple felt right at home during their California visit Saturday as Prince William
hit the polo fields in Santa Barbara.
William led his Royal Salute polo team to victory at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club while his wife, Kate
, cheered him on, according to RadarOnline.com
Before the match, William addressed the eager crowd, telling them what an honor it was to be celebrating the California polo club's 100th anniversary.
"I was so delighted when Ambassador [Glen] Holden asked me to play polo here ... My father, The Prince of Wales, and my brother, Harry, were as green as that grass out there when I told them I'd be here."
William went on to score four goals during the match, leading his team to a 5-2 victory. The event, in which the players shelled out $100,000 each to play, raised $4 million for the royals' foundation.
"Catherine and I have had a busy few days -- so the prospect of being able to let loose this afternoon is wonderful for me," William continued in his speech. "But that's what sport is all about -- be it polo or football -- more specifically how sport helps young people to find purpose in life -- is a key element to the [American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry] that Catherine, Harry and I have established."
The Royal Couple has had a whirlwind North American trip -- leaving Canada on Friday after a nine-day stay to get a taste of the California sunshine.
The couple attended Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton hotel Friday night, where they chatted with esteemed guests
, including British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, California Governor Jerry Brown and pal David Beckham.
Following the polo match, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the star-studded British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Brits to Watch 2011 Gala.Read more at PopEater.com >>