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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