Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launch The King's Cup Regatta


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will go head to head in a major sailing regatta race this summer in support of Their Royal Highnesses’ charitable causes, including Place2Be.



 Each boat taking part will represent one of eight charities and the winning team will be awarded the historic trophy The King’s Cup.

Three pupils from Drapers Mills Academy in Margate, a Place2Be partner school, attended the launch event and had chance to try out the sailing simulator. Seven year-old Ethan (pictured) showed HRH The Duke of Cambridge the ropes!

The event, which will take place on 9 August 2019 on the Isle of Wight, will see The Duke and Duchess go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats, in an eight boat regatta race.

The Duchess will support four of her patronages; Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation in connection with Her Royal Highness’s work on Early Years.

Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be, said: “Place2Be is absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of the charities represented in The King’s Cup Regatta. We will be cheering on Place2Be’s royal patron, The Duchess of Cambridge, who plays a hugely beneficial role in raising awareness of our important work to improve the mental wellbeing of children in schools across the UK.”

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