Royalty Delivers the Glamour to Sport
Published on July 11th, 2016
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
I do have a fascination with the British Monarchy. At a time when respect and traditions are losing traction in the States, having The Sovereign as a focus for national identity, unity and pride is appealing. Plus, mixing royalty and celebrity is cool.
While I can’t speak specifically on the roles of the Queen and her immediate family, their presence at sporting events is confirmation of significance. Not that I needed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Catherine – sitting courtside at Wimbledon to know it was an esteemed tennis tournament, but they do deliver glamour.
And now that glam is coming to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining spectators to watch the action on the final day of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth to be held July 22-24.
After racing, they will visit the Race Village where they will meet with all six of the America’s Cup teams and children involved with ‘The 1851 Trust’ which aims to inspire young people through sailing and the marine education initiatives. Finally, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to the main stage for the prize-giving event.
Yes, having Kate hand out the trophies is pretty hot. Who is our ‘Kate’ in the States?
“It is a huge honour for us to once again welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Portsmouth,” said Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of Team Origin Events, the organisers of the event. “We are looking forward to seeing the huge crowds coming to Portsmouth to watch the action and support home team Land Rover BAR.”
For British fans this will be the last chance to support Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR on home waters before next year’s America’s Cup in Bermuda, where the British team seeks to win back the trophy originally awarded in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight in England.