Kate Middleton’s new sailing engagement announced by the Palace

The 34-year-old royal will carry out a new sailing engagement on May 20 in Portsmouth, where she will learn about projects that serve as inspiration for young people to take up this sport.

On Tuesday, May 10, Kensington Palace announced Kate’s upcoming sailing engagement on its official Twitter account.

“The Duchess visits @LandRoverBAR on 20 May to see @1851Trust inspire the next generation in sailing and science,” the Palace tweeted.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our Patron the Duchess @KensingtonRoyal & showing our projects with young people,” a tweet on 1851Trust’s account also read.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s mother has been a Royal Patron of the sailing charity since 2014.

The Duchess of Cambridge also stepped out in Porsmouth last July, during her engagements at the America’s Cup World Series event, and chatted with the children about her sailing skills.

“Kate spent a lot of time talking to the children about their experiences on the boats,” Motiv8’s Claire Ansell told People magazine at the time.

“Kate told us that she really liked sailing and actually got quite technical about things – talking about tacking and other different things that you can do with a boat. The children understood what she meant, and it was really lovely for them. They were all very excited,” Ansell added.

The sporty Duchess is reportedly passionate about sailing, and two years ago she won a yacht race against her husband during their royal tour of New Zealand. Kate is also known to be a keen tennis fan.