Kate Middleton shows off her toned legs as she wears tiny shorts for the first time as a royal at charity sailing regatta

Both Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, hope that the King's Cup Regatta will become an annual event


                            Kate Middleton shows off her toned legs as she wears tiny shorts for the first time as a royal at charity sailing regatta

Prince William and Kate Middleton were cheered on by their number one fans Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they competed in the star-studded inaugural King's Cup Regatta in the Isle of Wight. 

The 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was seen arriving in a pair of £150 ($182) L.K.Bennett navy trousers and a frill top by Sandro estimated to cost around £135 ($163). She then changed into a much more practical polo shirt and a pair of shorts to take part in the King's Cup race around Cowes.

Prince William and Kate's eldest son Prince George was seen sporting a nautical-inspired outfit as he and his sister Princess Charlotte watched their parents from a boat.

Michael Middleton and Prince George watch the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Getty)

The youngsters were seen supporting their father and mother who are racing against each other. The competition will also see other teams having a few big names including  Bear Grylls, comedian John Bishop, and Olympic champion rower Helen Glover.

Each boat which participates represents one of William and Kate's charities. The charities include Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign, and Tusk of which Prince William is the patron.

Kate's charities include Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation.

Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Getty)

Each charity saw one celebrity racing for it. While Fara Williams represented Centrepoint, TV presenter Dan Snow raced for London's Air Ambulance. Grylls was representing wildlife conservation organization Tusk while John Bishop raced for Action on Addiction.

BBC presenter Katie Thistleton was representing Place2Be and Helen Glover was racing for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

The team that wins will be awarded the King’s Cup which had first been presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920. 

Members of the public were also present and were seen cheering from 800-seater grandstands on the shore.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta on August 9, 2019, at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes. (Getty)

Kate Middleton has always been a firm believer in the benefits of sport, nature and the outdoors impacting childhood development.

Both William and Kate hope that The King's Cup will become an annual event. 

 

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