Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

In photos: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launch King’s Cup Sailing Regatta

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Catherine – will be racing each other at sea in August.

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The royal family is having a very busy week following the birth Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Apart from the excitement surrounding the Sussex’s, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be racing each other in a regatta race. As part of their royal duties, of course.

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The King’s Cup Regatta trophy. Image via Twitter: @KensingtonRoyal

According to the Royal family’s official website:

“The Duke and Duchess go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats, in an eight boat regatta race. The winning team will be awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.”

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The also shared the news on their official Twitter account: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will host the inaugural regatta The King’s Cup this summer to raise awareness and funds for eight of Their Royal Highnesses’ patronages.”

The couple attended the launch event this week. In addition, they will compete against each other in a sailing race on 9 August 2019 off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

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Sizing up the competition while keeping an eye on the prize. Image via Twitter: @KensingtonRoyal.

And while they’re probably desperate to meet their new nephew, Kate Middleton and Prince William are carrying out an official engagement at the Cutty Sark, a British clipper ship presented as part of a museum in South London.

The eight boats competing in The King’s Cup will each represent a charity supported this year by The Duke and Duchess:

Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity, Tusk, Action Addiction, Place2Be, and Anna Freud NCCF.

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All images via Kensington Royal.

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