Kate Middleton has priceless reaction after losing regatta to Prince William

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in the King’s Cup royal regatta race
  • The duo were joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the duchess’s parents
  • In other royal news, the day out saw Charlotte show off her infamous sassy side

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed out earlier this week to take part in the King’s Cup royal regatta race, which saw the pair participate in a yachting competition.

For a true race, both royals skippered their own yachts, competing against six celebrity captains as the eight boats raced towards the King’s Cup.

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Prince William raced on behalf of his patronage Child Bereavement UK, while Duchess Kate led her team for the Royal Foundation.

However, unfortunately neither royal were first to the finish line.

Read more: Princess Charlotte sticks out tongue as she and brother Prince George watch mum and dad compete at the King’s Cup

While the iconic race saw the Duke of Cambridge’s team finish in joint third place, the Duchess was hit with a more significant loss when her team finished in last place.

But for her efforts, the mum-of-three was hilariously awarded with a wooden spoon!

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The 37-year-old seemed to appreciate the gesture though, laughing alongside her husband while she accepted her prize.

The royal couple were joined at The Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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The young royals, who are currently on their summer holiday break from school, enjoyed fun day out alongside their parents and grandparents, who took care of the little ones while the Duke and Duchess participated in the race.

The royal event was run as a charitable cause, aiming to raise money for and awareness of eight charities, including Child Bereavement UK, London Air Ambulance, Centrepoint, Action on Addiction, and Place2Be.