Kate Middleton and Prince William Faced Off in Competitive Spinning Race—But Who Emerged Victorious?

This week, Kate Middleton and Prince William made a trip to the Aberavon Leisure & Fitness Centre in South Wales, where the royal couple had a chance to converse with staff members and regular visitors of the health facility. While at the center, the Prince and Princess of Wales decided to try their hand at indoor spin cycling—and in a flash—their competitive side peeked through and the pair proceeded to see who could peddle the fastest.

So, the big question on every royal fan’s mind is: Who won? The royal couple shared an array of photos taken during their visit on their joint Instagram account. In the very first photo, Princess Catherine and Prince William are having the most fun time peddling the spin bikes in the friendly competition.

While riding, the Princess of Wales (who is smiling from ear to ear) is rocking a cream turtleneck sweater with a black-and-white plaid skirt and heeled boots. Whereas Prince William is having just as much fun riding the bike in a navy blue suit and matching tie.

Kate Middleton and Prince William spin cycling.
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But, in the end, it was Princess Catherine who emerged victorious (congrats!). According to People magazine, Melissa Jones, the treasurer of a swim club, visited the health facility with her son, Oscar, and had a chance to talk to the royal about the spin cycling race. “She told us she’d won, but that they’d felt sorry for her because she was in heels,” Jones told the outlet.

And as a reward, the princess received a small gold trophy and was hailed the winner of the 45-second race.

Kate Middleton Winning a Gold Trophy CAT
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This is certainly not the first time the royal pair has shown off their competitive side. Back in October 2022, the couple paid a visit to Trademarket in Belfast and competed against each other to see who could make the best cocktail. While there was no clear winner, it was exciting to watch the couple have fun and make some tasty cocktails in the process.

Who doesn’t love a little royal competition among spouses?

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...
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