The British royal family members have spent a lot of time for various community and charitable services. His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has established and sponsored hundreds of charitable projects, and has made great contributions to the development of charity and public welfare in the UK and many other countries.
The Duke of Edinburgh Cup international golf event is a charitable project with significant involvement from the British royal. This international golf charity has been launched under the name of “The Duke of Edinburgh.” Since 2001, the world final tournament has been hosted in London. The project has obtained the Queen’s permission to use the course and also to facilitate the use of State Rooms at Windsor Castle for the annual prize giving dinner. Each player in the final tournament has the honor of participating in the event.
The very first event of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup tournament was in Portugal. The event was attended by Their Royal Highness, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, and they have consistently supported the project since. In the past 17 years, these annual international amateur golf events have previously been held in over 20 countries and regions, covering Europe, Asia, Oceania, North, Central and South America. In 2018, the events have finished in 5 stations. China event is its most recent addition and becomes the 6th station of the event this year. The agreed number of players with the best net Stableford scores over 18 holes either Male or Female will qualify for the World Finals from late September to early October in London.
In order to expand the impact of the golf events on a global scale, the World Finals of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup has run in new format since 2005, which has added 2 more concurrent events including the invitational tournament for all selected VIPs and supporters, and the World Pairs tournament for all qualified players.