Prince George was spoilt rotten on his third birthday, according to his dad


The Duke of Cambridge has revealed his son Prince George was "far too spoilt" and received "too many presents" on his third birthday as he and the Duchess visited Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup headquarters in Portsmouth.

William and Kate have joined thousands of spectators to cheer on Sir Ben's Land Rover BAR team as they compete on the Solent in the America's Cup World Series (ACWS).

Duchess of Cambridge at the Land Rover BAR team base (Henry Browne/PA)

The royal couple began the day by visiting the home crew's base in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where they were shown the team's state-of-the-art testing boats.

They were met by a group of youngsters who had been out with the team ahead of the racing through The 1851 Trust, the Land Rover BAR affiliated charity of which Kate is the royal patron. The charity is aimed at getting children involved in the maritime industry.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are greeted before a tour (Henry Browne/PA)

They also met 10-year-old Zak Kay, from St Paul's Catholic Primary School in Portsmouth, who won a competition to design the trophy for the Portsmouth ACWS event.

When he asked what George had received for his birthday on Friday, William replied: "I am not telling, he got too many things, he's far too spoilt, he's not into boats yet."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to board a boat (Steve Parsons/PA)

The royal couple were then given a tour of the boat shed in the headquarters where they saw the team's test boats before boarding a small boat to go out to watch the six teams taking part in the second and final day of the racing.

Sir Ben was not present for the tour as he was on the water preparing for the day's racing, but his team won races two and three on Saturday, having started day one of the competition in fifth place leaving them in joint first place with Groupama Team France.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seen through the window of a boat (Steve Parsons/PA)

The teams are competing for points to take forward to the finals being held in Bermuda 2017 and Sir Ben is hoping to lead the first British team to win the prestigious event in its 165-year history. Oracle Team USA are the defending champions.

The Duke of Edinburgh also visited the base on Friday before watching a practice race from the water.