Kate Middleton upcoming engagement has been revealed by the Kensington Palace. The 34-year-old royal will learn about projects inspiring young people to take up sailing in Portsmouth later this month. Kate will visit the headquarters of 1851 Trust in her capacity as its patron on May 20.
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The Duchess of Cambridge will witness how the trust works to inspire the new generation in sailing and science. She will launch the Trust’s two flagship sailing projects in partnership with UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. She will meet people involved in the project, which aims to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue sailing as a sport.
Kate will then inaugurate the new Tech Deck Education Center, which will allow visitors to witness the construction and ongoing operation of the team’s America’s Cup boats and learn about the innovation and technology involved in the sport. The mother-of-two will meet a group of local schoolchildren who are taking part in the #STEMCREW digital workshops, which focus on the science, technology, maths and engineering of the America’s Cup challenge.
Kate is a patron of the 1851 Trust, which is supported by Ben Ainslie Racing. The Trust aims to inspire and engage the new generation through sailing and the marine industry. Meanwhile, Kate herself is an avid sailor since her childhood and during the couple’s royal tour to New Zealand in 2014, she and William took to the waters to take part in a race around Auckland Harbour.
She has previously carried out a number of engagements as part of her work with the Trust. In July 2015, she and her husband Prince William attended an engagement at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. But, unfortunately for the couple, the tournament was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
The announcement of Kate’s latest engagement comes just 24 hours after it was confirmed that the duchess will join Princes William and Harry for the launch their Heads Together campaign at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 16.