Prince William Beats Wife Kate in Dragon Boat Race
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Monday – July 04, 2011 – 3:06pm
Better luck next time, Kate!
Prince Williambeat his wife,Kate Middleton, in a friendly dragon boat race Monday in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Despite a downpour of soaking rain at Dalvay-by-the-Sea, the couple was able to fit in the afternoon race across Dalvay Lake.
As the couple suited up in lifejackets and other boating attire, a source toldUs Weeklythe two crews were fighting over which group would get to boat with Middleton!
When the couple stepped into the boats to row, William -- clad in a blue checked shirt and grey cords -- quickly got soaked. But "only half of me got wet," he said later.
"Both he and Kate are very competitive, so I think [the race] was good," Olympic bobsled athlete Heather Moyse, who presented William with his prize of a bottle of champagne, tellsUsof the royals. "As a female athlete, I would be really annoyed if someone let me win."
Despite her loss, Middleton remained in high spirits, telling attendee Hillary Thompson that "maybe next time" she'll win.
After the race, William and his bride, both 29, walked along the waterfront to regain their energy -- by sampling local culinary delicacies!
Overheard telling William she loved "all the food" -- including pork belly -- Middleton kept a smile on her face despite the downpour. Asked by her husband how she was holding up, Middleton reassured him that "this umbrella is perfect. Although my feet are soaked!"