Cartier Queen’s Cup in Numbers

The Cartier Queen’s Cup polo is a staple in the British summertime calendar. Year upon  year, a glittering crowd descend upon the Guards Club for a Downton Abbey-meets-Jilly Cooper spectacle of gleaming ponies and white picket fences, washed down with an abundance of champagne–naturally. So, as stars and celebrities set to head to Windsor this Sunday, here’s a quick, number-crunching look at the painstaking preparation required to make the day a thoroughly royal affair:

1 – Queen

3 – times the grass is cut in the 24 hours before the match

4 – bellboys

20 – security guards

350 – guests

650 – bottles of champagne

1,000 – peonies

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