Duchess Catherine to visit Portsmouth
Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge is set to visit Portsmouth later this month.
The 34-year-old royal will take a trip to Hampshire, south England on May 20 to call in to the headquarters of 1851 Trust, of which she is Royal Patron, to learn about current and upcoming projects inspiring young people to sail.
The brunette beauty – who was known as Kate Middleton before she married Prince William in 2011 – will launch the 1851 Trust’s two flagship sailing projects in partnership with UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, before meeting people involved in the encouraging schemes.
Catherine will then officially declare the new Tech Deck Education Centre, which will allow visitors to witness the construction and ongoing operation of America’s Cup boats, open and will learn about the technology involved in sailing.
She will then meet a group of schoolchildren taking part in the #STEMCREW digital workshops, which focus on the science and engineering of the America’s Cup challenge.
Meanwhile, the duchess is no stranger to the Trust as she and her husband William were scheduled to attend the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth in July 2015 but the tournament was called off due to poor weather.