It’s a royal race-off! Prince William and Princess Kate got competitive while taking a spin class together on Tuesday, February 28.
Visiting Wales ahead of St. David’s Day on Wednesday, March 1, the royal couple took a stop at the Aberavon Leisure & Fitness Centre in Port Talbot, South Wales, to promote the importance of physical and mental health. To do so, the pair jumped on exercise bikes in their business attire to go head-to-head in a 45-second race.
Though William’s suit, tie and dress shoes lent themselves more to the physical activity, it was Kate, 41, who emerged from the race victorious, doing so in black high-heeled boots, a houndstooth maxi skirt and a white turtleneck. She was even awarded a tiny gold trophy to celebrate her win.
“Can I make it harder?” the princess asked in a video of the race before adjusting her bike.
Kate recently donned another black and white ensemble at the 2023 BAFTAs on February 19. Complimenting William’s black velvet tuxedo blazer, the Princess of Wales wore a white, one-shoulder gown by designer Jenny Packham, which she paired will long, black gloves.
The Prince of Wales, 40, and Kate are quite the sporty couple. On Saturday, February 25, the two supported opposing teams while attending a rugby match in Cardiff, Wales, as William rooted for the Welsh Rugby Union and Kate — who is patron of English rugby — cheered on her native team.
“It’s going to be a very tense journey home,” William joked to reporters before the game. “If we win today my wife won’t speak to me. It will be a tense evening.” Once again, Kate was victorious, as England beat Wales with a score of 20-10.
William and Kate — who tied the knot in 2011 — also enjoy including their kids, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, on the sporting fun. In February 2022, George and his parents were among the fans at another England versus Wales rugby match, which England also won. Later that year in July, the young prince and the couple were spectators at the Wimbledon Men’s Final between tennis players Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.
That same month, Charlotte appeared alongside her father in an Instagram video cheering on the England women’s national football team, the Lionesses, ahead of their UEFA Women’s Euro Final championship game. “We both want to wish the Lionesses the best of luck for tonight,” William stated in the video, featuring Charlotte sitting on his lap. “You’ve done amazingly well in the competition and we’re rooting for you all the way.”
Charlotte went on to add, “Good luck. I hope you win,” before saying, “Bye!”
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