The Chakravarty Cup - named very kindly after Saroj Chakravarty, a patron of The Prince’s Trust, by HRH The Prince of Wales himself - is an annual event created to raise funds and sponsorships for the charities supported by The Royal Family. HRH The Prince of Wales took part for the first nine years and has now retired, but Prince William and Prince Harry have now taken over and they are the Royal Patrons of the Charities which normally benefit from this event.
Started in 1997, The Chakravarty Cup has become not only an important international event over the years but also has proven to be a successful liaison between arts, sports, influential international businessmen and the Royal charities.
The event is also popular with foreign diplomats – in recent years these have included the Ambassadors of the USA, Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Japan, Luxembourg, Belgium and the High Commissioners of India and Canada.
Celebrity guests have included Richard E Grant, Jerry Hall, Nicholas Hoult, Jodie Kidd, Tim McInnerny, Robert Pattinson, Anna Popplewell, Mike Rutherford and Bill Wyman.
The 2011 Chakravarty Cup featured polo followed by a concert headlined by the legendary Faces, including Ronnie Wood and Mick Hucknall, supported by the girl group Our Lady Muse in their debut performance and The Trellicks.