Duchess Kate shows off sporty side in special Commonwealth boat race – best photos

The Duchess of Cambridge was the picture of a true sportswoman on Sunday as she set out to compete alongside SailGP’s GB team in a special Commonwealth boat race in Plymouth.

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The Duchess looked sensational as she fully embrace the nautical theme in smart white shorts and a black and white stripy jumpy. She wore her beautiful brunette tresses in natural waves for the event. She completed her look white smart white trainers.

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The exciting, friendly competition was against New Zealand ahead of the final day of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix. Kate 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).

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The New Zealand Team helmed by Peter Burling, hosted environmentalist Lewis Pugh as its Guest Racer.

The Duchess looked sensational 

Whilst visiting Plymouth, Kate also met with young members of the 1851 Trust, of which she is Royal Patron. Her Royal Highness joined a group of children taking part in the Protect Our Future Programme, run by the Trust which aims to empower and equip young people and educators with skills and knowledge to understand climate science and take positive action.

The Duchess met with members of the 1851 Trust

Kate is Royal Patron of the trust

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