- Today, Kensington Palace announced the six ambassadors who will be representing the charities in the inaugural King’s Cup regatta.
- The King’s Cup will take place on August 9 at the Isle of Wight.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton will compete against each other as skippers of individual sailing boats.
What better way to spotlight the work of charities than six celebrities and two monarchs having a go at each other on the high seas? In May, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, announced The King’s Cup, an inaugural boat racing event intended to raise funds for eight charities. Each boat, personally selected by the duke and duchess, represents one charity.
Today, Kensington Palace announced the ambassadors who will join Prince William and Kate in the regatta. Suffice to say, the competition is intense.
On Prince William’s team, English soccer player Fara Williams will represent Centrepoint, historian Dan Snow will represent London’s Air Ambulance Charity, and television personality Bear Grylls will represent Tusk. Meanwhile, the duke himself will compete on behalf of Child Bereavement UK, an organization that supports families with dying or bereaved children.
.@KensingtonRoyal have announced the ambassadors representing each of the eight charities benefitting from next Friday’s #KingsCup regatta on the Isle of Wight.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) August 2, 2019
William and Kate have been attending training sessions in the build up, so expect them to bring their a-game!🏆 https://t.co/Ve4RNHC0XH
On Kate’s side, comedian John Bishop will represent Action on Addiction, BBC Radio 1 presenter Katie Thistleton will represent Place2Be, and professional rower Helen Glover will represent the Anna Freud National Centre. Kate will compete on behalf of The Royal Foundation, an organization that she and William, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, use to operate their charitable causes.
The regatta pits Prince William and Kate against each other, as skippers of their own individual boats. To raise the stakes, the victorious team will also win The King’s Cup trophy, “a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920,” according to Kensington Palace.
The event will occur at the Isle of Wight on August 9.
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