The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embraced their competitive side during a boat race while standing in for a ‘Very Special Race’ in the Bahamas before their final day in the Caribbean.
Prince William and Kate greeted crowds and local fishermen as they walked along Montagu Bay in New Providence for the last leg of their Caribbean tour to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The sailing regatta races in the Bahamas are one of the first regattas to have taken place since the start of the Covid pandemic, and both William and Kate participated while racing each other on separate yachts.
In a video shared on their Instagram, the couple thanked the teams for their hospitality and endurance in bad weather.
The caption read: “Took us out to sea yesterday for a very special Regatta here in the Bahamas. Thanks to the crew for challenging the rain! It was such a close race…”
It comes as Prince William delivered a speech in which he said he insisted that any decision by Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas to separate from the British monarchy and become republics would be proudly and respectfully supported in a historic speech alongside his wife. Kate at a sparkling reception.
Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to visit Daystar Anglican Church, which was damaged during Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
During their visit, on the last day of their Caribbean tour, they will hear firsthand what it was like when they were on the island at the point where the hurricane hit, and how people came together to support each other through a very difficult time.
Kate was photographed wearing a floral midi dress with button-down collar and long sleeves paired with a Farfetch camel wedge heel and a pink Emmy London bag.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed their competitive side during the Regatta as they stood up for a “very special racing race” in the Bahamas before their last day in the Caribbean. Pictured: Kate stumbles despite the rainy weather
Safety first: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wear life jackets during the Regatta in the Bahamas yesterday afternoon
William set sail on a famous sailboat from the Bahamas called Susan Chase, while Kate boarded a ship called Ants Nest II
William and Kate wave to the excited crowd as they attend The Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta in Montagu Bay
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their way to attend The Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta in Montagu Bay
In choppy waters, the Duke sailed to win a race against Kate today during the rain-affected Regatta in the Bahamas to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee.
William sailed on a famous sailboat from the Bahamas called Susan Chase, while Kate boarded a ship called Ants Nest II. She also wore a white hat as soon as she got on board with her crewmates whose name the boat was written in red.
His boat came within five minutes ahead of four others, including one that housed the Duchess of Cambridge, who had suffered the shame of finally coming with her crew.
It was the second straight victory for William, who beat his wife in the King’s Cup charity regatta off the Isle of Wight in 2019 when they last raced on the water. On that occasion her boat was disqualified.
Kate triumphed when the rival pair raced yachts in New Zealand in 2014.
Earlier, Kate was photographed holding hands A newborn baby during a royal tour with Prince William as the couple continued their protest-hit Caribbean tour by visiting a school in the Bahamas amid torrential rain.
Kate wore a white hat as soon as she boarded with her crewmates whose boat name was written in red
Kate Middleton was in hysterics with the crew, as they all wore Ants Nest II hats.
The royal couple greeted the crowds that gathered in Parliament Square before attending the colorful Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau to celebrate the King’s Platinum Jubilee alongside the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Philip Davis, and his wife Anne Marie.
Kate was photographed talking to a mother in the crowd cuddling her baby’s head ahead of the famous street parade, which featured locals dressed in colorful costumes and dancing to music.
It comes as Prince William suggested that any decision by Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas to separate from the British monarchy and become republics would be backed with ‘pride and respect’ in a landmark speech alongside his wife Kate at a glittering government reception.
On the sixth day of their tour of the Caribbean yesterday, the future king said the royal family “respects the decisions” of countries such as the Bahamas, Jamaica and Belize when it comes to their futures, referring to the critical commentary on “colonialism” and the protests that accompanied the welcoming crowds.
Since the start of their tour to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee, Cambridge has been greeted like rock stars by the public – but politicians, including Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, have used the meetings to make it clear publicly that they would push for the island to be. Republic with a referendum this year.
Critical observers of the monarch, led by Meghan’s cheerleader Omid Scobie, and BBC royal correspondent Johnny Damon, have made allegations about a series of ‘deafening’ PR moments that have been labeled ‘colonial’ – leading to further criticism of the media. Social networking though a warm welcome to the couple. On the ground.
The royal couple attended a reception hosted by the Governor General, where they will have the opportunity to meet community leaders and notable people from all over the Bahamas.
Speaking at the reception given to the Governor-General of the Bahamas, Sir Cornelius Alvin Smith, William said: “Next year, I know you all look forward to celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of independence – your golden anniversary.
As Jamaica celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and Belize celebrates 40 years of independence last year, I want to say this: We proudly support and respect your decisions about your future.
Relationships evolve. Friendship lasts.
At the evening reception, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a stunning Grace-Kelly-style gown that looked out of the world away from the wet yacht races this afternoon.
They received one of the warmest welcomes on their tour as they mingled with prominent Bahamians in the fields of culture, law, religion, business, medicine and politics.
Before they left, a model of a sailing boat similar to the one they had sailed earlier in the day was presented to William and Kate.
Roses on guest Mildred Murphy’s dress caught Kate’s eye and complimented her. She said I look great and said roses to Flower of England. She said she loved visiting the school today and said how well the kids are doing and how great it was to have this experience.
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