Kensington Palace just released new details about the summer engagement in August that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have planned. At the moment, William and Kate are on a long-deserved break in Mustique with their children who are on summer break.
The royal couple will take part in The King’s Cup regatta on Friday 9th August in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
For those who want to watch the regatta for free they will be able to from the SailGP Race Village, which features a 500-seater grandstand. The footage from the race will play on large screens accompanied by live commentary.
At the event there will be a number of activities for families to enjoy along the waterfront. Fans will also be able to watch the award ceremony in the early afternoon at the SailGP Race Village along Cowes seafront towards Egypt Point.
Kate and William will take part in the regatta, going head to head. The event’s held with the goal of raising awareness and funds for eight of the Duke and Duchess’ charitable causes.
Four are William’s patronages Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, Tusk, and London’s Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign.
The other four are Kate’s patronages: Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation in connection with the Duchess’ longstanding work on Early Years.
Both royals are accomplished sailors so they should have no problem manning a Fast-40 boat each. The couple will be competing against each other, as well as six other boats. The regatta will have much more races and will begin at 10am. The team who takes the win will be awarded The King’s Cup; a historic trophy that was first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.
This is the perfect event for William and Kate, as they are both passionate fans of the sport and just reinforce their belief that the benefits of sport, nature and the outdoors can impact childhood development, and lead to improved physical and mental wellbeing for all.
The palace also said that the royals hope to see The King’s Cup become an annual event. So it can bring greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for the causes that William and Kate support.