We had a delightful surprise this morning when seeing photos pop up of Prince George and Princess Charlotte watching their parents compete at the King’s Cup!
The young royals were out on the water just off the Isle of Wight to cheer on their parents at the sailing regatta. Below, George, Charlotte (just inside the wheelhouse), and grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton (navy jacket) joined others taking in the race action. Catherine Wylie of the UK Press Association reported that Prince Louis was also in Cowes, where the race is held.
More from The Daily Mail:
Prince William, 37, and his competitive wife, 37, raced against each other and six teams skippered by celebrities in the inaugural King’s Cup regatta off the Isle of Wight today.
The historic King’s Cup was first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920. Below, the King at the helm during the 1924 King’s Cup.
Today eight different boats represented charities supported by William and Kate; the event was a fundraiser for the organizations.
Charlotte watching the races.
Here is a 1-minute look at the event from Kensington Palace.
⛵ Thank you to everyone that took part in The King’s Cup, raising awareness and funds for eight of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Patronages! pic.twitter.com/cbNo4HxAdv
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 8, 2019
It sounds like the Prince had a very exciting day; more from Victoria Murphy’s Town & Country story:
And it wasn’t just Charlotte who gave the crowd a surprise. Adventurer Bear Grylls—whose team won the race—said George had eaten his “first ant” that day. While picking up his trophy he said, “And also Prince George, your first ant you ate today. And that is a great moment. Well done you.”
A darling shot of the Princess as the Cambridges and Middletons headed to the awards presentation after the races.
Emily Nash of Hello! reports that “George and Charlotte enjoyed a fun morning on the foreshore in Cowes, taking part in family activities including a tug-of-war with “Pirate Pete” bubbles, and a magician ahead of the afternoon’s racing.”
Now for what the pair wore.
We’ll begin with Princess Charlotte, who appeared to be wearing the Fit and Flare Sleeveless Stripe dress by Ralph Lauren Kids (£90, about $110 at today’s exchange rates).
Both the dress and lining are 100% cotton. The frock features a classic seersucker stripe, with a Peter Pan collar, princess seaming at the bodice, and back buttons with a hook and eye at the waist. The dress is offered in pink and white on the Ralph Lauren US site ($20.99 with promo code STYLE), as well as a dress/bloomers set for infant sizes ($15.59) with promo code STYLE.
With thanks to Pauline for the tip, Charlotte appears to have been wearing a Loom bracelet.
For those unfamiliar with them (as I was!), the bracelets are made of little plastic bands, made by using a pegboard. The boards, bands and other items are sold in kits or separately, like the Cra-Z-Loom ($12.89 at Target) shown below. (Who knew?!)Prince George was in a nautically themed polo shirt from H&M, one from the brand’s 2-Pack Polo Shirt Set ($14.99).
The style is 100% cotton piqué knit with a ribbed collar, button front placket, and embroidered anchor logo. Like the Prince’s other H&M polo shirt, this is from the retailer’s LOGG line ( Label of Graded Goods), H&M’s line of preppy-style designs. There is also a 2-pack featuring an automobile theme.
Prince George was in a pair of cargo shorts that haven’t been identified. UPDATE AUG 13: We can also thank Pauline for the ID on George’s belt, it looks like the Vaello Deep Blue Elastic Belt (€15, about $17). George previously wore a belt from the brand during the 2017 Germany tour. In some photos, you can see George is also wearing his Hampton Court Canvas sneakers.