William And Kate Forced To Make A Big Change To Yachting Regatta

Prince William and Kate have been forced to make a change to this week’s King’s Cup yachting regatta.

Because of the bad weather, The King’s Cup regatta sailing race, which was to be held Aug. 9, has been moved to Thursday afternoon (Aug. 8).

The Palace tweeted: “Due to adverse weather conditions forecasted for Friday in Cowes, The King’s Cup hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will now take place on Thursday”.

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William and Kate are still set to go head-to-head as skippers of individual sailing boats in in the yachting regatta.

The event’s held with the goal of raising awareness and funds for eight of the Duke and Duchess’ charitable causes.  

William will lead his team on behalf of his patronage Child Bereavement UK while Kate will compete for the Royal Foundation.

They will be joined by Helen Glover, Olympic champion rower who will represent the Anna Freud Centre, BBC presenter Katie Thistleton for Place2Be, television presenter Dan Snow for London’s Air Ambulance Charity, stand-up comedian John Bishop for Action on Addiction, England women’s footballer Fara Williams for Centrepoint, and adventurer Bear Grylls for wildlife conservation organisation Tusk.

William And Kate Forced To Make A Big Change To Yachting Regatta

The winning team will be awarded the King’s Cup which is a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.

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.

Both William and Kate are avid sailors and boaters. So, this is not the first time they have gone head to head in a sailing competition.

In 2014, during a visit to New Zealand, the couple tested out some America’s Cup yachts in a race. And Kate beat William!

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