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CHARITY AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCED TO COMPETE AGAINST THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE IN THE KING’S CUP

With one week to go until The King’s Cup, Kensington Palace has today announced a number of well-known ambassadors who will join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge representing one of the eight charities benefiting from this year’s regatta.



Katie Thistleton, John Bishop, Helen Glover, Dan Snow, Fara Williams and Bear Grylls will compete on the water alongside The Duke and Duchess

Their Royal Highnesses and the charity ambassadors will compete against each other as skippers of their respective charities’ boats for The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V in 1920. The racing will take place in Cowes on the morning of Friday 9th August, followed by a public prize giving ceremony that afternoon on the seafront.


The Duke’s four causes include Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign, and Tusk. His Royal Highness will compete on behalf of Child Bereavement UK; Fara Williams will represent Centrepoint; Dan Snow will compete on behalf of London’s Air Ambulance Charity; and Bear Grylls will represent Tusk.


The Duchess will support four of her patronages: Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation in connection with Her Royal Highness’s work on Early Years. The Duchess will compete on behalf of The Royal Foundation, and will be joined by John Bishop for Action on Addiction, Katie Thistleton for Place2Be, and Helen Glover for the Anna Freud Centre.

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