Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host King’s Cup Regatta

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted the inaugural regatta The King’s Cup in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on August 8th, to raise awareness and funds for eight of their patronages. The Duke and Duchess competed head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats, in an eight boat regatta. The winning team was awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920, the Duke came third, while the Duchess’ team came last. Prince George and Princess Charlotte watched with their Middleton grandparents.  The eight boats taking part each represented one of the charities, including Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign, and Tusk, Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation.


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