Cheeky Charlotte cracks up Kate
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shown off their sailing skills at the King's Cup yachting regatta all in the name of charity.
But all eyes were on a cheeky Princess Charlotte who cracked up onlookers when she poked her tongue out at them. Prince George, decked out in sailor's hat, also delighted fans with his gap-toothed grin.
Kate and Wills each skippered a boat in the King's Cup regatta held on the Isle of Wight.
Members of the public watched the race which was won by explorer Bear Grylls. Prince William's boat came third while Kate's came in seventh.
Before the race began, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared in good spirits as they prepared to renew their sporting rivalry for charity.
The 37-year-old looked excited to hit the waters in £150 black, wide-legged trousers from LK Bennett paired with a £135 ($A240) striped top from Sandro, while Prince William donned a blue suit.
Kate then changed into sporty shorts, a jacket and cap while on board.
The event was held off the Isle of Wight and was brought forward a day due to the weather forecast.
The Met Office has warned Britain will be hit with rain, high winds and thunder this weekend.
The pair have often advocated sport, undertaking work to highlight the positive impact it can have.
And this will not be the first time they have indulged in sport rivalry.
In 2017, William, Kate and Prince Harry participated in a training session for runners taking part in the London Marathon.
The Duke trounced his wife when they competed in a dragon boat race in Canada in 2011, but Kate got her revenge three years later when she won a sailing event in Auckland during their tour of New Zealand.
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Kate and William all geared up 😏🎊 Kensington Palace is currently doing a live stream of the race on their Instagram page for all interested 🤗 -------------- Hey guys 🖐 Today is The King’s Cup being hosted by Kate and William that we've all been waiting for 🙌 This event is to raise awareness and funds for eight of their patronages. The charities supported will be: Kate - Place2Be, Action on Addiction, Anne Freud Center, and The Royal Foundation for her initiative. William - Child Bereavement, Centrepoint, London Air Ambulance, And Tusk Trust. We all know how competitive these two can get so it should be really fun to watch 😋 I'm also really looking forward to seeing what Kate wears as you saw on my story yesterday when i did a story game which you can still take part in 😊 All pictures and videos used today are credited to their rightful owners 💕 -------------- #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #katemiddletonfashion #katemiddletonstyle #royalfamily #katemiddletonofcambridge #princewilliam #dukeandduchessofcambridge #dukeofcambridge #duchesskatemiddleton #katemiddletonlook #duchesskate #kateandwilliam #princewilliamdukeofcambridge #dukeandduchess #princesskatemiddleton #royalkatemiddleton #princewilliamofwales #duchesscatherinemiddleton #royalwedding #catherinemiddleton #catherineelizabethmiddleton #williamandcatherine #cambridges #cambridgefamily #williamandkate #kate #kingscupregatta
William took the honours again during a visit to the German city of Heidelberg in 2017 when he was victorious in a riverboat race against his wife.
It comes after royal expert Ingrid Seward warned the couple, along with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should focus on representing the Queen, instead of promoting themselves.
Meghan Markle, 38, has come under fire for her "virtue signalling" Vogue edition, which she helped to guest edit.
Prince Harry, 34, also came under fire for reportedly giving a barefoot speech at a Google climate retreat to celebs who had flocked in on 114 private jets and superyachts.
But today's event is in the name of charity, with the yachts representing causes close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's hearts.
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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 @ActionOnAddiction, Katie Thistleton for @_Place2Be and Helen Glover for @AFNCCF. The Duke represents @childbereavementuk and the Duchess represents the Royal Foundation with her work on Early Years. 🏆 Good luck to all competitors! ——— #theduchessdiaries #dukeandduchessofcambridge #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton #dukeofcambridge #princewilliam #aroyallovestory #sailing #kingscup #kingscupregatta #regatta #childbereavementuk #centrepoint #tusk #londonairambulancecharity #annafreudcentre #actiononaddiction #place2be #theroyalfoundation #charity #royal #britishroyals #britishroyalfamily
William competed on behalf of Child Bereavement UK. Kate competed on behalf of the Royal Foundation, in connection with her work on the early years development of children.
William and Kate hope the King's Cup regatta will become an annual event, increasing awareness of the benefits of sport while also raising support and funds for their causes.
Members of the public were able to watch the race from the SailGP Race Village along the Cowes foreshore, which is free to access and will include an 800-seat grandstand.