Call him Sailor George!
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on Tuesday, spending the afternoon with English sailor and four-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie to launch the British Challenger team for the 35th America's Cup, which will take place in 2017.
That's when Ainslie offered to give
"The duchess was very keen but not for a couple of years yet — when he's about 7 or 8," said the sailor, 37, according to the Express. "But we'd love to get the duchess sailing sooner. She's very keen and of course we'd love to get her out on the water — she doesn't get to do it much now."
Incidentally, the duchess, 32, is an avid sailor who proved her skills yet again during her April visit to New Zealand, where she beat her husband,
Wearing a white Jaeger dress trimmed in navy, the duchess posed with the hefty America's Cup trophy, which hasn't been hoisted by a British team in the competition's history. Ainslie is hoping to change that.
Later in the day, Catherine attended a garden party with
Meanwhile, Wills has teamed up with soccer star
"It's devastating. It really is devastating," Beckham said of the illegal wildlife trade. "And we're in a world where our generation and the younger generation can really, really make a difference, and we really need to do it now. Are we on side of the criminals? Or are we on the side of the animals? I know what side we're all on, and I'm sure you know what side you're all on."
The duke of Cambridge, who is president of United for Wildlife, also urged people to help stop poaching.
"In February we set out our commitments to improve protection and enforcement, reduce demand and to help the business community to tackle international trafficking," William said. "That was our first step, but we knew we needed to do more to bring this trade into the open. The illegal wildlife trade thrives because it is hidden, often invisible, making it easy for criminals to build and expand. We wanted to find a way to show the world what was happening."