King’s Cup: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s sailing competition moved

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The King’s Cup competition has been brought brazen a day progressing than designed since of foresee bad weather

A sailing competition hosted by a Duke and Duchess of Cambridge off a Isle of Wight has been brought brazen since of a high winds forecast.

William and Kate will now take partial in a first-ever King’s Cup on Thursday, not Friday as creatively scheduled, Kensington Palace said.

The eventuality will see a integrate go head-to-head as skippers of particular sailing boats, in an eight-boat race.

The gift competition is approaching to start off Cowes during 14:00 BST on Thursday.

The Met Office has released a yellow continue warning for a area with complicated sleet or thunderstorms and clever winds foresee for Friday.

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A 500-seater grandstand has been put adult for spectators to watch a race, with footage approaching to be played on screens opposite a town.

The competition is being hold to lift income for 8 charities upheld by a couple.

Each vessel will be sailed with a luminary envoy and captain onboard – those holding partial embody adventurer Bear Grylls, England footballer Fara Williams, comedian John Bishop, historian Dan Snow, Olympic rower Helen Glover and CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton.

The King’s Cup, a ancestral prize initial presented by King George V during Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920, will be awarded to a winning team.

Elsewhere, a Boardmasters festival in Newquay, Cornwall, has been cancelled since of a forecasted storms, hours before the gates were due to open.