On Thursday 8th August 2019, The Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Susie Sheldon welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Isle of Wight. The Duke and Duchess hosted the inaugural regatta The King’s Cup, to raise awareness and funds for eight of Their Royal Highnesses’ patronages.
The event, which took place in Cowes, saw The Duke and Duchess go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats, in an eight boat regatta. The winning team was awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.
The eight boats taking part in The King’s Cup each represented one of the charities that are being supported this year by Their Royal Highnesses. These include:
- Child Bereavement UK
- London’s Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign
- Action on Addiction
- The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
- The Royal Foundation in connection with Her Royal Highness’s longstanding work on Early Years.