The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William hosted a boat regatta to raise funds and awareness for royal patronages. Read on.
On Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled to Cowes on the Isle of Wight to host a special boat regatta popularly known as ‘The King’s Cup’, to raise funds and awareness for eight of the couple’s royal patronages. Both Kate and William are good sailors. The duo took let two of the teams out on the water, while Prince George nad Princess Charlotte enjoyed watching them from another boat alongwith their grandfather Michael Middleton.
Prince William’s boat represented Child Bereavement UK which is one of the patronagesne he took from his mother, Princess Diana. In fact, The duchess took part on behalf of the Royal Foundation’s Early Years programme. They were also accompanied by a bunch of popular people leading other charity teams. Two among them were survival instructor and television fame Bear Grylls, and comedian John Bishop.
Initially, the event was supposed to be held on Friday, but the unpredictable British weather made it prepone by a day for everyone’s safety. The Duke and Duchess and their teams didn’t seem suprised or worried by such a last minute change. Moreover, as they arrived ot the location, they were eager to kickstart the competition. Once they were out at sea, both royals looked very much into winning the competition. Later on during th day, William and Kate will be back on land to give the King’s Cup to the winning team. Surprisingly, the cup itself is a part of royal history, having first been presented in 1920 by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with The King’s Cup charity ambassadors, Fara Williams for CentrepointUK, Dan Snow for LDNairamb, Bear Grylls for Tusk_org, John Bishop for ActionAddiction, Katie Thistleton for Place2Be, and Helen Glover for AFNCCF pic.twitter.com/NqcAREjPJX
— Kensington Palace (KensingtonRoyal) August 8, 2019