Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie was joined by the Duchess of Cambridge in south east London today, as he launched Britain's bid to win the historic America's Cup yacht race. In the shadow of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich Sir Ben told Kate about the plans to win the coveted trophy.
He will skipper the team that aims to triumph in the 35th America's Cup being staged in 2017, with the entry made through the Royal Yacht Squadron club.
The Royal Yacht Squadron club hosted the first race which took place off the Isle of Wight in the mid-19th century - but a British team has never won it. The Olympic sailor said: "We want to bring it home, it would be an amazing thing for this country."
Kate, who wore a Jaeger dress, is a keen sailor who watched some of the London 2012 Olympic racing on the Isle of Wight.
The Duchess of Cambridge has visited a charity project in north-west London. At Northolt High School Kate opened a newly refurbished room that has been transformed into a tranquil art studio and rest space with funds donated by global brokers Icap.
During her visit the Duchess joined a group of nine children who sat at large table in the art room creating still life paintings of pieces of fruit.
Kate, who is the Art Room's royal patron, spent more than half an hour chatting to the six girls and three boys and could be heard asking the youngster if they enjoyed their time in the lesson.
The Duchess of Cambridge's involvement in charities such as the Art Room has "raised its profile undoubtedly", the chairman of the board of trustees said today, after she opened a new art therapy room at a school in West London.
Jo Lloyd Jones, chairman of the Art Room's board of trustees, spoke about the work his organisation does:
We take children at risk of exclusion, who are not coping for a wide range of reasons, and, using art techniques, are able to establish them back into main stream schools, giving them confidence and the ability to cope.
The important thing is she's genuinely interested in what we've done, there's a commitment on her part and we feel very privileged.
The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at a school in the London Borough of Ealing to open a new art therapy room, as part of an initiative by one of her charities.
Her Royal Highness is a patron of the ICAP Art Room charity and will meet staff and pupils at the Northolt High School.
The Duchess of Cambridge will officially open a new Art Room at a school in Ealing.
Her Royal Highness is a patron of the ICAP Art Room charity and will meet staff and pupils at the Northolt High School later.
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"Kate asked what kind of music I'd been playing," Corporal Steve Johnson, an RAF recruitment officer from Newcastle, who is busking at Tube stations across London told the Press Association. "She asked me to play but then said don't because it's too busy.
"Kate was more interested in the music, while William was more concerned with the day itself and how the appeal was going. Lots of people are ecstatic to see them."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will welcome military supporters into their palace grounds today to mark London Poppy Day.
The royal couple will meet staff and volunteers taking part in the Royal British Legion appeal who will call at Kensington Palace as part of a tour across the capital on a 1960's Routemaster Bus.
The Duchess of Cambridge has joined in a game of volleyball during her first public engagement since the birth of Prince George.