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Kate Middleton and Prince William Face Off in First King’s Cup Charity Race

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The royals have taken to the ocean. 

In honor of the inaugural King’s Cup charity regatta, Prince Williamand Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton suited up of their finest crusing gear and received on board to compete towards one another on the charity occasion they hosted on the Isle of Wight on Thursday. The dad and mom had followers within the crowd as Prince George might be seen watching the competitors together with his grandparents, Middleton’s dad and mom Michael and Carole Middleton, from a separate boat. The 6-year-old prince adorably sported a captain’s hat and striped shirt, his large grin revealing lacking enamel. Prince Charlotte was additionally photographed in attendance donning a striped periwinkle gown with a Peter Pan collar. 

As for the setup, every royal served as a skipper on particular person crusing boats in an eight boat race. Whichever group gained can be awarded the historic King’s Cup trophy, which was first introduced by King George V on the Royal Yacht Squadron practically 100 years in the past.

As a part of the competitors, the well-known dad and mom and their fellow race individuals have been representing eight of their royal patronages with William on behalf of Youngster Bereavement UK and Kate for the Royal Basis’s Early Years program.

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With the assistance of fellow celeb rivals, together with TV persona Bear Grylls and soccer star Fara Williams, the group raised consciousness and funds for the organizations by the regatta—one the royal pair desires to proceed.

“Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will turn out to be an annual occasion, bringing larger consciousness to the broader advantages of sport, while additionally elevating assist and funds for the causes that The Duke and Duchess assist,” the couple’s Instagram account learn.

Princess Charlotte

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If there’s one factor we find out about Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis‘ mother and pa, it is that they love just a little competitors between one another, whether or not or not it’s a hockey shootout in Sweden or ping-pong in Scotland.

The couple have even tried their hand at crusing earlier than, beforehand racing one another in New Zealand in 2014. Kate completed in first place again then—however that was not the case this time round. As an alternative, Grylls beat each royals and gained the primary of two races whereas William got here in third place and Kate in seventh. Will Kate make a comeback within the second race? You will simply have to remain tuned.

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