It’s a Day on the High Seas For The Royals


Yesterday, the Royal couple began their day by visiting families at the RNZAF base in Auckland at Whenuapai.

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Daily Mail/Reuters
The base is home to more than a thousand serving airmen and women.

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Daily Mail/AP
Daily Mail/AP

The meeting was a chance for the couple to greet staff and their families and thank them for their service. Many have recently served on operations overseas.

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Daily Mail/Getty Images

After the meet and greet, William and Kate made their way to the the Waitemata Harbour where they would race each other in Emirates Team New Zealand Americas Cup yachts.

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Thousands of people lined the quays of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to greet the royal couple and cheer them on as they sailed out in the rival boats with Team New Zealand.

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They set sail  around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor in two America’s Cup yachts after doing a bit of trash-talking. The Duke was in NZL 41, which previously raced under the Japanese flag in the Louis Vuitton series and the Duchess was in NZL 68, a former training boat for Team New Zealand. Kate finally pulled off the win!

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Daily Mail/Getty Images

Following their fierce competition, the royals took a ride across the harbor in an amphibious Sealegs boat, which they took turns steering.

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Daily Mail/Getty Images

Upon their return to shore, they were given a miniature Sealegs custom-made for Prince George. From there, they will be transported back to their jet and home to their little Prince.


The Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in navy double-breasted Zara jacket with gold buttons ($139), and a Me + Em Breton-style top in Cobalt / White (£48) and navy Zara skinny jeans.

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Kiki McDonough
Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her Stuart Weitzman ‘Cookswoon’ wedges, Kiki McDonough Grace earrings, Ray-Ban Folding Classics in dark tortoise (thanks to a follower on WKW for the ID), and her Cartier Ballon Bleu wrist watch.
A couple notes…
New Zealand Governor-General
Before Kate stepped on to the yacht, she changed into her Sebago ‘Balas.’
As the couple posed with the crew after their yacht races, William and Kate donned jackets by Musto (again thanks to a follower on WKW).


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