Just one day after the birth of The Duchess of Cambridge's second nephew, Archie Harrison, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they would host the Kings Cup regatta. At the event they spoke briefly to the press about the newest addition to the family. The Duke welcomed his own brother into "The sleep deprivation society that is parenting" and the Duchess saying that spring is a great time of year to have a baby (Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were born in the spring).
The Kings Cup regatta will feature eight boats, each representing a different charity that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support. Those included are Child Bereavement UK, Center Point UK, London Air Ambulance Charity, Tusk Trust, Action on Addiction, Place 2 Be and the Anna Freud Center.
The eight charities all have important meanings to William and Catherine. William has focused much of his charity work in the areas of addiction, homelessness and conservation. He also held a position as a search and rescue pilot before becoming a 'full time royal' and has spoken openly about the mental health struggles he faced in that job as well as in his personal life. Catherine spends much of her time with children five and under, focusing on early intervention in order to give children the best start in life. She also puts a huge emphasis on mental and physical well being.
William and Catherine, along with the Duke of Sussex and later the Duchess of Sussex, founded the heads together movement. While discussing the project William and Harry said that it was Catherine who discovered mental health was a through line with all of their work, and they all now champion the cause.
While at the event, The Duke and Duchess faced off in a virtual regatta with some children. In the past William and Catherine have faced off in a couple of different competitions and it is always so much fun to see their competitive sides. The regatta is not until summer but there will likely be more information from Kensington Palace as the date gets nearer. xx