Kate Middleton’s Team Were Disqualified At A Sailing Event Last Weekend

But adding 'Prince George in a captain's hat' to his list of best moments

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by Sofia Tindall |

After 8 years of marriage, there probably aren't many 'firsts' left for Kate Middleton and Prince William, but last week marked one of them: as for the first time the Duke and Duchess took part in the Kings Cup Regatta in Cowes, Isle of Wight - with Prince George and Princess Charlotte cheering from the sidelines.

As all three of their children watched from the sidelines (with both George and Charlotte rocking nautical stripes) William eventually beat Kate in the race, which kicked off from the Cowes Royal Yacht Squadron. The event saw sailors race around the island, with William's team coming in third overall in the first race and Kate's coming in last at 7th place: however, Kate's team were actually disqualified for bad behaviour in the second race, after they didn't return to the starting line when they began the race too early (we'll bet this is going to make for some interesting dinner conversation at Kensington Palace?)

Eventually, it Bear Grylls' winning team that beat both the Royals and took the Kings Cup Trophy - which was first presented by George V in 1920. While she might not have beaten William in the sailing stakes (this time) [Kate Middleton](http://While she might not have beat William in the sailing stakes (this time) Kate Middleton added another triumph to her long list of style credentials when she arrived for the event in a striped peplum top by Sandro and wide-legged LK Bennett trousers.) added another triumph to her long list of style credentials when she arrived for the event in a striped peplum top by Sandro and wide-legged LK Bennett trousers.

Originally the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were supposed to be sailing - as skippers - on Friday, however due to extreme weather conditions the race was moved forward to take place on Thursday afternoon. The best part? They actually competed against each other.

Both Kate and William are keen sailers - you might remember that famously-athletic Kate even trained for a rowing challenge during their brief break-up. Each of the eight boats that competed in the regatta were led by celebrity ambassadors, including Bear Grylls, comedian John Bishop and Olympic Rower Helen Glover.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sailed for royally-supported charities, with Prince William competing on behalf of Child Bereavement UK, Centerpoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary campaign and Tusk. Meanwhile, Kate sailed for the Royal Foundation and competed alongside John Bishop for Action on Addiction, children’s TV presenter Katie Thistleton for Place2Be, and British Olympic rower Helen Glover for the Anna Freud Centre.

Our favourite part? Prince George accessorizing to spectate with a captains hat and rocking a nautical stripe with his sister. Of course.

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See below for some of Prince George's best moments...

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Prince George Peering Through Windows - Grazia

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George: 'I know, I know, it's Aunty Pippa's wedding, but can we all just agree that you're really here to see me!' Us: 'Yes'

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'OH! What's occurring?'

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When you're a young, carefree royal baby, living your best life

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When that 'effortless' Instagram pose is a nightmare to recreate IRL

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When everyone else is ordering halloumi fries, but you've given up dairy.

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'So you're trying to tell me that ordinary people travel like this, every day?'

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'Look, Charlotte. Everything the light touches is our kingdom'

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'Mum, these children are stealing my signature pose!'

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That face when you realise that your parents have given your baby brother one of your middle names.

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'As the private plane took off into the Canadian skies, I couldn't help but wonder: was I born adorable, or did I have adorableness thrust upon me?'

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