Daredevil Kate Middleton beams as she joins CB crew in high speed sailing race in new video
The Duchess of Cambridge was filmed beaming as she joined the GB crew in a friendly race against the New Zealand team during a visit to SailGB in Plymouth last week.
A new clip, posted on the Duke and Duchess’ Instagram account, shows sporty Kate Middleton, 40, donning a wet suit and jumping aboard a boat to join Sir Ben Ainslie and the GB crew in the ‘friendly’ competition.
And the duchess looks thrilled by to be part of the high octane action, with footage showing her smiling as the vessel speeds through the water.
The Duchess, who donned a grey cap and a GBR wetsuit for the event, joined the team in a race against the skilled New Zealand outfit helmed by Peter Burling.
As she climbed aboard the catamaran to join her new team she was pictured in an orange helmet for safety, as well as a pair of SunGod Great Britain SailGP Limited Edition sunglasses.
The video, which was shared on social media, was captioned: ‘Out on the water with @sailgpgbr last weekend.
‘It’s not only the racing that’s so important to these teams, but their commitment to protecting the future of our planet and inspiring the next generation to do the same.
‘It was so good to see the Protect our Future programme with @1851trust doing exactly this.
‘Thanks for the racing too!’
When the Duchess arrived at the centre last week, before changing into her wetsuit, she wore an equally natutical-style outfit – a dark jumper with white stripes.
She paired the jumper with white linen shorts with gold buttons, from Holland Cooper and costing £199.
The Duchess of Cambridge paired her look with a pair of brilliant white Superga plimsolls costing £59 and simple huggie gold earrings.
The Duchess of Cambridge is Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the official charity of the Great Britain SailGP team.
The charity works with young people, using sport to inspire an interest in science and technology.
In recent years the charity has encouraged young people into climate action with its platform, Protect our Future.
The programme aims to protect oceans and the planet from the effects of climate change by teaching young people about climate science.
During the visit, Kate also joined Protect Our Future programme, learning about seagrass, one of the most important natural tools in countering damaging changes to our climate.