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Kate rules the waves as royals go sailing in Auckland

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Prince William's forebears may once have boasted they ruled the waves, but it was his wife Kate who triumphed when the British royals staged a yacht race in New Zealand on Friday. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (white striped top) races with Team New Zealand in Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, as part of their royal tour of New Zealand on April 11, 2014

Under the tutelage of expert sailors from Team New Zealand, the pair took to Auckland Harbour in rival America's Cup racing yachts for a maritime showdown that William joked beforehand contained "a bit of healthy competition".

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