The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched America’s Cup racing during an engagement at the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth on July 24th. The couple visited the BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) headquarters and presented the America’s Cup event winner trophy. The charity is aimed at getting children involved in maritime sports. The Duchess opened a new Tech Deck education centre in Portsmouth in May.
The Duke and Duchess were welcomed by children upon their arrival, before being asked what Prince George had received for his birthday, The Duke replied: ‘I am not telling, he got too many things, he’s far too spoilt, he’s not into boats yet.‘ They were led into the Land Rover Bar boat shed, where TRH got a glimpse of the technology and design of the race boats.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set off on a high-speed catamaran to cheer on Sir Ben Ainslie and his team. The US team won the final race but the BAR team won the weekend overall regatta to take the lead in the series. The Duke and Duchess met members of all teams, and then presented the trophy to the winners.