Queen Elizabeth of Britain was among a crowd of more than 4,000 people who watched the Wills International Polo Match at Smith's Lawn, Windsor, England on Sunday (23 July).
GV: match in progress between England in white and Commonwealth in red, white and blue with number 3 S. Hill of Australia (Captain) hitting ball back to number 2 A. Devich of New Zealand, who scores for Commonwealth ZOOM BACK TO spectators applauding.
GV: England attacking and number 2, J. Horswell scores, making score 2 all.
LV: number one, Prince Charles scoring.
LV: Prince Charles scores winning point.
LV: scoreboard showing England 3, Commonwealth 6.
SV: Commonwealth Captain S. Hill with winners cup and Prince Charles receiving trophy.
SV: Commonwealth team standing to applause ZOOM TO Prince Charles and A. Yakabu of Nigeria.
GV: scoreboard during match between South America and England showing S. America leading 7 points to 3.
TV: match in progress with England in dark blue and S. America in white, S. America attacking and number one, A. Aguero scoring.
LV: scoreboard, S. America 9, England 5 and match in progress with number 2, Gonzalo Pierez (Capt) following through to score winning goal. (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM: crowd TO riders down field at end of game.
SV: Queen Elizabeth of Britain shakes hands with Pierez then presents him with winners cup (2 shots)
CU: Queen Elizabeth presents trophy to A. Aguero.
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Background: Queen Elizabeth of Britain was among a crowd of more than 4,000 people who watched the Wills International Polo Match at Smith's Lawn, Windsor, England on Sunday (23 July).
SYNOPSIS: Playing for the Silver Jubilee Cup England, in white, were matched against a Commonwealth team -- in red, white and blue. Here the Commonwealth captain, Sinclair Hill of Australia is passing the ball to Anthony Devich of New Zealand, who scores.
But England quickly retaliated with this attack giving John Horswell, who was on forceful form, the chance to make the score two all.
Queen Elizabeth's heir, Prince Charles, played for the Commonwealth, scored once and then quickly scored his team's winning goal to give the Commonwealth team a 6-3 win over England. Anthony Devich, rated as an outstanding Polo horseman, scored three goals and Sinclair Hill one. The award for the best pony in the match went to Harry Horswell's Echo.
Sinclair Hill and Prince Charles receiving their trophies after a closely contested game. Amadu Yakabu of Nigeria completed the Commonwealth four.
Earlier another England four played against South America. Although it looked like one of the best sides fielded since World War Two they were no match for the South Americans -- seen here playing in white with England in dark blue. Through six chukkas in wet conditions the South Americans showed superior co-ordination and marking. Here their captain, Gonzalo Pierez scores the winning goal.
Gonzalo Pierez receiving the 1978 Coronation Cup from Queen Elizabeth. The South Americans won with a score of ten points against England's five. Later the Queen presented the World of Sport Trophy to Lord Cowdray's pony, Tito.
South American player A. Aguero receiving his trophy from Queen Elizabeth. The match was sponsored by the Wills tobacco firm -- polo is regarded as having increasing spectator interest and potential.