Thursday 8 December 2016

Kate Middleton and Prince William get sporty at the America's Cup World Series

Published 24/07/2016 | 13:19

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose with members of the 1851 Trust Charity as they visit Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Prince William were guests of honour at the America's Cup World Series for the second year in a row.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in the races on Sunday and happily posed for photos with participants, including a number of children, during the event on Sunday.

The style icon, who is a keen sailor, and her husband of five years both opted for matching British team shirts, with Kate topping off the look with skinny jeans and her signature LK Bennett wedges.

They were given a tour of the Land Rover BAR and boatshed, where they were given an update on advancement within the team.

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne

Middleton, whose sister Pippa recently announced her engagement to financier James Matthews after eight months of dating, is a patron of the 1851 Trust with a documented passion for water.

She's a noted sailor and even beat her husband during a boat race in New Zealand in 2014 and she recently received her advanced diving certificate issued by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).

Prince William is also a keen diver, who, like Kate, can now dive to depths of 98ft and is the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club and often dives during their annual holiday to the Caribbean island of Mustique.

It's the first time the royal couple have been pictured since Pippa's announcement and their son Prince George celebrated his third birthday on Friday.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

When asked about what gifts he received for the occasion, William said: "I am not telling, he got too many things, he's far too spoilt, he's not into boats yet."

Kensington Palace released four adorable photos to mark the occasion, including one of him feeding their dog Lupo an ice cream.

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in the Land Rover BAR boat shed. Picture: Reuters / Henry Browne
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Land Rover BAR at the America's Cup World Series on July 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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