NAUTICAL GAL: The Duchess of Cambridge headed to Portsmouth, England, on Friday to launch two sailing projects run by the 1851 Trust, a charity that promotes the sport and is an affiliate of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing.

She visited the Land Rover Bar Base headquarters and met with Ainslie, an Olympic gold-medalist sailor, members from the America’s Cup team and children from the Portsmouth Sailing project.

A patron of the 1851 Trust and a keen sailor herself, the duchess took a tour of the base’s new Tech Deck education center and inaugurated the education facility. She also launched a sailing initiative with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, a charity that runs programs for kids and young adults to promote the sport.

The duchess wore an Alexander McQueen navy pencil skirt and cream blouse. She had previously worn the outfit in 2011, when she visited Birmingham, and then in 2014 for a visit to Bletchley Park.

Earlier this week, the duchess attended the launch of Heads Together, a mental-health campaign and gala concert, part of the celebrations marking the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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