Champagne Taittinger was delighted to celebrate the inaugural King’s Cup Regatta in Cowes on Thursday 8th August.
The event was hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who went head to head in a sailing regatta in support of Their Royal Highnesses’ charitable causes. Eight boats took part in the Regatta, each representing one of the charities being supported this year by Their Royal Highnesses.
It was the boat representing Tusk, skippered by Bear Grylls, which was victorious in the Regatta. The winning team (pictured below) was awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920, and given a Jeroboam of Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve for their post race celebrations, as well as a gift boxed bottle for each crew member. The 2nd and 3rd placed boats were presented with a Magnum of Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve in Gift Box.
Champagne Taittinger also provided drinks for the Champagne reception at the evening celebration supper at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.
Comments Lynn Murray, marketing director at Hatch Mansfield, Champagne Taittinger’s UK agent, “As a family Champagne house, we were delighted to work with the Royal Foundation at this family focused event, raising funds for a number for hard working charities. Their Royal Highnesses wanted to create an annual event, bringing a greater awareness to the wide benefit of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for the causes that they are involved in. They have created a very special event with the King’s Cup Regatta.”
The eight boats taking part in The King’s Cup each represented one of the following charities that are being supported this year by Their Royal Highnesses:
- Child Bereavement UK - Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. The Duke of Cambridge has been Royal Patron of Child Bereavement UK since 2009.
- Centrepoint - Centrepoint is the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, and supports over 10,000 homeless young people each year. The Duke of Cambridge has been Patron since 2005, following in the footsteps of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
- The London Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign - London’s Air Ambulance delivers an advanced trauma team to London’s most seriously injured patients. Using a helicopter from 08:00 to sunset, and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather situations, London’s Air Ambulance brings the hospital to the patient when time is critical. The Duke of Cambridge became Patron of the London Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign in 2019. The campaign aims to highlight the charity’s vital work in delivering life-saving treatment across London, and raise support for the development of new facilities.
- Tusk - For almost thirty years, Tusk has supported forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. The Duke of Cambridge became Royal Patron of Tusk in 2005.
- Action on Addiction - Action on Addiction delivering effective programmes to support those affected by addiction to drugs and alcohol, their children and families. The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron in 2012.
- Place2Be - Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play. The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron in 2013.
- The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - The Anna Freud Centre is a children's mental health charity, which is working to reduce the burden of mental health difficulties of children and young people. The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron in 2016.
- The Royal Foundation in connection with Her Royal Highness’s work on Early Years - The Duke and Duchess are strong advocates for sport, and have undertaken work both in the UK and overseas to highlight the positive impact that sport can have on the individual and within local communities. The Duchess in particular champions how the benefits of sport, nature and the outdoors can impact childhood development, and lead to improved physical and mental wellbeing for all.