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The Royal couple took part in a yacht race around Auckland Harbour while on an official visit to New Zealand.

The Duchess of Cambridge beat Prince William in a friendly yacht race around Auckland Harbour on Friday.

The couple, who are currently on a Royal visit to the country with Prince George, were given the chance to take the helm of Emirates Team New Zealand’s yachts.

The Duke was onboard NZL 41, which previously raced under the Japanese flag in the Louis Vuitton series.

While the Duchess took the helm of NZL 68, a former training yacht for Emirates Team New Zealand.

America’s Cup sailor Dean Barker was on hand to provide Kate with some winning tactics.

The Duchess won both of the two three-mile races around the harbour and gave Prince William a cheeky victory salute as she headed back to shore.

Earlier in the day the Royal couple attended a number of official engagements, including visiting families at the largest RNZAF base in New Zealand.


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