The Duchess of Cambridge wowed
royal fans with not one but two looks on Sunday as she competed in a very
special boat race in Plymouth.
The mum-of-three first
modelled a suitably nautical outfit of smart ‘Oyster’ shorts,
from Holland Cooper and a navy-and-white striped jumper.
But just before the race
began, she changed into something a little more suitable for competition. The
Duchess put on a black wetsuit with bright orange sleeves and a waterproof
vest with “GBR” on the front.
Kate pulled her hair back into
a ponytail and wore a grey baseball cap that also had “GBR” on it,
which she teamed with sunglasses.
athlete looked radiant on the boat as she laughed with her new team
She joined SailGP’s GB team in
a Commonwealth boat race as the team enjoyed a friendly competition against
New Zealand ahead of the final day of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix,
Kate clearly enjoyed her sporting day
The Duchess became a full
member of the British crew, working with the rest of the team to race the
boat at speeds of up to 50 knots (more than 55 mph).
The royal is known for her love
of sports – both watching and participating – and enjoys a wide range of
physical activities, from tennis to skiing to cricket to sailing.
She’s even a good rugby
player, according to ex-professional Mike Tindall.
The Duchess helped lead the British team to victory
When asked about his
cousin-in-law’s two rugby patronage roles on his podcast, The Good, The
Bad & The Rugby back in February, the dad-of-three said the
Duchess, 40, looked “effortless” on the pitch.
Mike commented: “I texted
Ellis [Genge] and said, ‘Mate, please tell me anything she messed up on’ so I
could sort of… family WhatsApp group, get to her, and he said, ‘No she was
actually pretty good, and she was really good at kicking,’ and I was like
[sighs]. But she has this competitive nature.”