Duchess gives British bid for America’s Cup glory with royal seal of approval

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The royal seal of approval was granted to Britain’s latest bid for the world’s oldest sports trophy: the Duchess of Cambridge sent a message of good fortune to the team, led by four-time Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie, as the qualifying series begins in New Zealand this week.

“In a video message, the Duchess, a keen sailor who wore one of the team’s navy jackets, said, “Sir Ben Ainslie and his team face the challenge of a lifetime – seeking to win the oldest international trophy of the sport, the America’s Cup. The PA news agency looks at Britain’s latest effort to end a 169-year drought. Odyssey of AinslieBen Ainslie won four Olympic gold medals for Great Britain (Great Britain)

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