These pictures of Prince William and Kate Middleton at the inaugural King’s Cup charity sailing regatta are simply delightful.
In addition, take a look at some of the adorable photos of their children; Prince George and Princess Charlotte, cheering them on from a support boat.
The day began with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge competing in the King’s Cup regatta at Cowes, Isle of Wight, to raise awareness and funds for eight of their Royal Highnesses’ patronages.
According to The Royal Foundation website; these include Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, the London Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign, and Tusk – four causes of which Prince William is Patron.
Kate offered her support to Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation in connection with Her Royal Highness’s work on Early Years.
The Duke and Duchess joined young people from their chosen charities as they took part in a simulated sailing race against other famous people.
The King’s Cup is a historic trophy, first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.
The royals were taken on by a host of celebrities at the star-studded sailing regatta; including comedian John Bishop (for ActionAddiction), BBC presenter Katie Thistleton (who was supporting Place2Be). And also Olympic Champion rower Helen Glover (who was representing the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces as they – and their celebrity rivals – competed for the King’s Cup trophy.
Kate was the picture of concentration as she steered her Fast-40 boat.
Unfortunately, Kate’s best wasn’t good enough, as she received the wooden spoon.
The royal couple finished in third and eighth place, respectively.
Bear Grylls won King’s Cup
Prince William and Kate shared a laugh as they attended the award ceremony, where Kate was awarded her wooden spoon.
The Cambridges congratulated winning skipper Bear Grylls as he was presented with the King’s Cup trophy.
After lifting the trophy, Grylls made a startling statement about Prince George.
“And also Prince George, your first ant you ate today. And that is a great moment. Well done you.”
Earlier in the day, Prince George was seen watching his parents with his sister in a support boat along with their grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton.
The pictures showed that it was a fun day for the Royal family at the King’s Cup regatta.
Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte drew laughter from the crowd when she stuck her tongue out at them, instead of waving.