The Duchess of Cambridge was in Portsmouth this morning visiting with one of her newer patronages, the 1851 Trust.
The Duchess’ love for sailing shined through today on her visit with Ben Ainslie and his sailing team. The 1851 Trust engages young people to experience and enjoy sailing, understand the greater career choices in the STEM fields, and gain an education on environmental sustainability. The trust is a partner project with the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, who are training and working to bring the America’s Cup to Great Britain.
Today’s event was all about raising awareness for the organization and contributing to its many projects. Kate met with staff, volunteers and students. The Duchess attended a few exhibits and viewed the future projects for the 1851 Trust. She learned more about the organizations work in the STEM education fields, which encourage and educate youth in the highly-coveted career fields of science, technology, education, and mathematics.
Next up, it was a quick outfit change for a spot of sailing! Kate is a keen sportswoman, and is always ready to take to the waters at these events. The Duchess took the wheel next to Ben Ainslie as they sailed a training vessel used during preparations for the team’s 2017 America’s Cup tournament.
For today’s event, Kate wore Alexander McQueen separates, first seen in 2011. The military/nautical look was perfect for the more formal aspects of today’s event.
Kate accessorized with a Jaeger clutch, Rupert Sanderson shoes, and her sapphire drop earrings.
For sailing, Kate opted for an official weatherproof jacket from the Land Rover BAR collection. She also wore new trainers by Adidas.
As she said her goodbyes, Catherine wore black skinny jeans and a black jumper. Throughout the day, Kate looked very chic and appropriate for the many events in store. It was such a fun day for royal watchers!