Today, Kate was off to Greenwich to visit the National Maritime Museum. She was there to offer her support and learn more about the UK’s bid to enter the 35th annual America’s Cup – the world’s premier sailing competition.
The America’s Cup is an annual yacht race, originating in England in the 19th century. After over 150 years of races, a prestigious 35th America’s Cup was challenged by Australia. National teams from around the world, featuring the most skilled sailors, are lining up to join the challenge.
Sir Ben Ainslie, Olympic gold metalist and national icon, is leading the team of supporters (we offer our full support to you, Ben) to raise funds and fans for a UK team. They are hoping to gain sponsorship and win the bid to compete.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Maritime Museum to raise support for the fundraising efforts. At the museum, the Duchess viewed the event’s namesake trophy, which is stored is a very sleek Louis Vuitton travel case. Louis Vuitton has been a long-time sponsor of the event.
Kate also met with UK sailors, including Ben Ainslie, and toured a sailing yacht that they hope to use in the race. Kate is a very keen sailor, infamously beating William in a race during the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand. We love seeing her passions come alive in her official engagements.
The Duchess of Cambridge was very nautical-chic in today’s ensemble. Kate wore a Jaeger dress featuring white crepe with navy accents. Her Alexander McQueen navy suede shoes and Stuart Weitzman navy suede clutch complimented the outfit.
For jewelry, the Duchess chose her sapphire drop earrings, her Ballon de Bleu Cartier watch, and her new Asprey woodland charm necklace – featuring a mushroom, a leaf, and an acorn.
Later today, the Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Queen’s Annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Stay tuned!