Duchess Kate wears shorts for first time since becoming a royal at King's Cup regatta

Kate Middleton wore shorts for the sailing race[Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled to Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Thursday to host the annual King's Cup regatta, which raised awareness and funds for numerous royal patronages.

Although Kate arrived in a trendy striped top, which was on sale for £81, the sport-loving duchess quickly changed for the sailing race, which put her head-to-head against her husband.

Sporting an official King's Cup grey waterproof jacket and blue cap, the 37-year-old also donned a pair of black shorts.

The ensemble marked the first time that the duchess had been seen in shorts since becoming a member of the Royal Family, the mum-of-three usually opting for leggings or skinny jeans for sporting events.

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COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of Cowes SailGP on August 09, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup Regatta in Cowes, the Isle of Wight, Britain August 8, 2019. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George (L) with Princess Charlotte (C) at The Royal Yacht Squadron during the inaugural Kings Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The Kings Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, Londonís Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte attends the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup Regatta in Cowes, the Isle of Wight, Britain August 8, 2019. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte (C) at The Royal Yacht Squadron during the inaugural Kings Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The Kings Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, Londonís Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Prince George attends the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte at The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in The King's Cup Regatta, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Cambridge (2nd right) takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
File photo dated 07/05/19 showing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiling the King's Cup Regatta trophy at the Cutty Sark, London.
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Kate's leg's were notably tanned, presumably from the Cambridge's family holiday to Mustique in July. Kate's look also complimented her husbands who was wearing the same get-up as shown in an image posted on Kensington Palace's Twitter.

The main difference, however, was their footwear.

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