Prince William and wife Kate were presented a unique gift for their children during the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England, Sunday, wooden replicas of the two new Navy aircraft carriers to be used as special bath toys. Royal Marines Col. Mike Tanner, deputy commander of Portsmouth Naval Base, presented the gift to the royal couple and described the effort that went into creating the bath toys, the Mirror reported. The replicas are based on Britain's two new aircraft carriers, the Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales, which are currently under construction.
Tanner said BAE Systems engineers have created the toys, which are coated with a child-proof varnish, making it safe for children to use. The Duke of Cambridge appreciated the gifts and thanked the naval officer. “We look forward to testing them in the bath,” Prince William said.
Aside from the wooden bath toys, the royal couple also received matching jackets for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Us Weekly reported. The blue tops were presented by sisters Ella and Millie Morgan to the Duchess of Cambridge. The names of the children are printed on the back of the jackets. Kate reportedly said the tops were “very nice” and will fit Prince George and Princess Charlotte perfectly.
The royal couple visited the Ben Ainslie Racing center Sunday to cheer on the Britain team during the America’s Cup World Series. Unfortunately the race was canceled due to bad weather. Despite the cancellation, the royal couple made the most of their visit and met with some of the teams and families of the crew at the racing center, People reported.
This marks Kate’s first visit to the Ben Ainslie Racing center since she gave birth to Princess Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge previously visited the racing center in February.
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