Atlantic rower tells Duchess of Cambridge she hopes her feat shifts views on what women can achieve

The youngest woman to row solo across an ocean has told the Duchess of Cambridge she hopes her feat changes perspectives about what women can achieve.

Jasmine Harrison, from Thirsk, completed the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in February.

The 21-year-old completed the crossing in:

In a video-call conversation with Kate released to coincide with International Women's Day, the North Yorkshire woman expressed hope that her efforts would shift perceptions for "people that think that something can't be done, and it can be".

"I would like to change male perspectives on females. It's not about women believing they can do something because we can, we kind of know that (we can) already."

The fundraiser said it was "time" that she was able to change the opinion of a 50-year-old man regarding the strength of women.

The Duchess of Cambridge praised the 21-year-old's accomplishment .

Kate Middleton went on to add: "If nothing else, it's given a huge door opener to so many other young women with that idea (that) with determination, with bravery and confidence so much is really achievable, so a huge well done."

The royal wished Ms Harrison well for a safe flight back and drew a laugh when she said she hoped "you enjoy seeing your doggies back in Yorkshire".

Ms Harrison was on her own for the whole trip, although she did receive occasional visits from support boats.

The entire journey was powered only by her own strength and the wind, with an average of 12 to 15 hours of rowing a day.

Jasmine completed the gruelling Talisker Whisky Challenge on Saturday 20 February 2021, 70 days after she set off from the Canary Islands in Deceber 2020.

The record-breaker told ITV Tyne Tees that her biggest challenges were an aching body and being blown backwards by the wind.

But she added: "The highs way outweighed it, I forget about all the bad things."