We know the Cambridges love a bit of sporting competition and this summer they will be going head to head in a race to raise money for and awareness of eight of their patronages. And the winners will walk off with a very historic trophy indeed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to the Cutty Sark in London on May 7th 2019 to launch the King’s Cup competition. It’s an eight boat regatta which will see vessels representing different charities compete for the golden King’s Cup, first presented by George V in 1920. William and Kate will each skipper a boat and they were more than ready for a spot of practice at the launch as this photo album of their day shows.
The charities taking part are Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint UK, Tusk, Action on Addiction, Place2Be, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Royal Foundation’s programme in support of early years and London’s Air Ambulance Charity. The King’s Cup competition will take place on August 9th 2019 on the Isle of Wight. Royal Central will bring you all the details as they happen.