The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at the docks of Portsmouth to cheer the British team of America’s Cup. The Duchess a keen sailor herself attended the event as the patron of 1851 Trust.
The 1851 Trust supported by the Land Rover Bar aims to support young sailors and the supporter of Ben Ainslie Racing to won the America’s Cup that Britain has never won.
When Duchess took the patronage of the 1851 Trust she said, “I am delighted to be Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust. I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed sailing from a young age and I know it is a great way of providing young people with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence. I am looking forward to being part of the journey to bring the America’s Cup back to Britain”.
William and Kate, who just celebrated the third birthday of their son Prince George, were welcomed at the Portsmouth among cheers.
Duke and Duchess visited the team base to see their state of the art testing boats, and meet the team driving the advanced design and technology forward to help the team achieve their goal to bring the cup home.
The Duchess met Zak Kay who won an 1851 Trust competition to design the trophy for the winner of the event.
The Royal Couple enjoyed a moment in the sea.
A video of the event.
Ben Ainslie and his team won the race and Duchess handed over the trophy to the winning team.
Later on William and Kate met with the participants of other teams.
Both William and Kate were wearing team t-shirts to support the British team.
The replica of Kate’s shirt Land Rover BAR Replica Pique Women’s Polo is available at Henri Lloyd.
Duchess paird the shirt with black skinny jeans.
Upon arrival Kate was wearing her Monsoon Fleur espadrille wedges.
Before the race Duchess changed her shoes and wore Adidas Pure Boost X trainers in core black/shock green.
Kate was also seen wearing her Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer sunglasses.
Her KIKI Lauren Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings finished the look.
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