The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Portsmouth
As Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge today headed south to Portsmouth, to visit the Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters construction site.
Arriving at the harbour in a cream Max Mara coat, Kate was greeted by Sir Ben Ainslie and a group of local school children who all contributed to the 1851 Mural that runs along the outside of the building, which also features a visitors centre. The Duchess contributed to the mural, painting five crew on a yacht.
The 1851 Trust is an organisation aiming in inspire a new generation of sailors in Britain. Ben Ainslie Racing is a major supporter of the Trust, as they work to win the America’s Cup.
Later, it was over to Spinnaker Tower for a reception on the observation deck with local leaders and ambassadors, as well as staff of tower. Amongst the guests the Duchess met with were teachers and students from City College in Southampton, who are building docking boats for the America’s Cup boats in Portsmouth Harbour.Filed under The United Kingdom
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