Naomi Campbell to stage polo match in Rajasthan for beau’s 50th b’day
London: Naomi Campbell and her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin are planning to stage an elephant polo match for his 50th birthday celebrations in Rajasthan, India.
The pair will be flying into ‘blue city’ Jodhpur next week with 80 celeb pals for a series of parties hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh, the Telegraph reported.
The main party will be held at the Maharaja’s 400 pound-a-night art deco Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel, where Elizabeth Hurley married Indian businessman Arun Nayyar in 2006.
Speculation has centered on the couple’s closest friends like Mick Jagger’s daughter Jade, supermodels Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and fashion designer Donatella Versace, to attend the function.
The guests will be staying at both the Umaid Bhawan palace and the Raas Haveli inside the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort.
A second party will be hosted by the head of the Mewari royals on the ramparts of 15th century fortress towering an incredible 400 feet above the city.
The couple’s guests are expected to take part in adventure sports from zip-riding from the ramparts to taking part in an elephant polo tournament at the city’s polo club grounds.
Vikram Singh Rathore, a leading figure in international polo, is transporting seven elephants by truck from Jaipur for the tournament, where guests will play in three-a-side teams and recover from their chukkas over a champagne high tea on the lawns.