Published: Sun, August 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Kate Middleton Swivels From Race Into Mom Mode When Charlotte Teases Crowd

Kate Middleton Swivels From Race Into Mom Mode When Charlotte Teases Crowd

The first ever King's Cup saw the Royals - along with celebrities - enjoy the Solent in ideal conditions.

Charlotte, four, was snapped with grandad Michael Middleton at the event in Cowes, the Isle of Wight. Hundreds of onlookers were entertained by Princess Charlotte who chose to stick her tongue out instead!

And in the second race, many boats - including Kate's - were disqualified for not going back and starting the race at the line.

Eight boats took part in the race which raised money for charities supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate was bending down next to Charlotte and pointing to the photographers, smiling as she tried to get the child to wave.

After lifting the trophy, Grylls appeared to suggest that George had eaten an ant when he said: "And also Prince George, your first ant you ate today".

The duke is competing on behalf of Child Bereavement UK, England Women's footballer Fara Williams represents Centrepoint, television presenter Dan Snow is racing for London's Air Ambulance Charity's 30th anniversary campaign, and Grylls is skipper on a yacht for wildlife conservation organisation Tusk.

According to royal reporter Victoria Murphy, the six-year-old Prince was caught out by the Regatta's victor, adventurer Bear Grylls, as he accepted his trophy on stage at the event. Overall, Tusk Trust placed first, William's team placed third and Kate's team came in last.

According to Hello! magazine's royal editor, George and Charlotte enjoyed a fun morning taking part in family activities including a tug-of-war and some time with a magician ahead of the afternoon's racing event.

William and Kate hope the King's Cup regatta will become an annual event, increasing awareness of the benefits of sport, while also raising support and funds for their causes. Despite their royal status, neither William nor Kate took the top prize.

Spectators watched the race from a 800-seater grandstand, while footage was also played on screens across the town.

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