Prince William Signs Up For A Charity Polo Match This Sunday (But What About The Baby?!)

The Daily Mail confirmed today that Prince William will play in Sunday’s Jerudong Trophy Match at Cirencester Park Polo Club.  Though the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date is reportedly July 13th, Their Royal Highnesses’ aides have not said whether or not this true.

As the Duchess herself said in Glasgow two months ago, “babies have their own agenda.”  She will remain in London, where St. Mary’s Hospital is just a short drive away.

With his first child about to come any day now, William flip-flopped on whether it was a good idea to play in the match or not.   As of press time, the prince is “definitely” confirmed – “or as definitely as you can with a baby on the way,” a royal source jokingly told the Mail.

“Initially his office said yes, then said no, and have now confirmed that he will be playing,” the source added.  “I think he was torn as, clearly, he wants to be with his wife at such an important time, but was all too aware how much the event raises for charities he is passionate about.”

The charity match, which Prince Harry will also participate in, will raise funds for Child Bereavement UK and WellChild.

The polo park is 94 miles from central London, and William has said he would be at the birth of his child “by hook or by crook.”  The Duke will head to the hospital with a police escort should the Duchess go into labor during the match.