Gallery: Europe's glamorous royal families at sea

From Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco, we round up the most iconic images, and boats, of Europe's glamorous royal families at sea.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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In October 2018 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex embarked on their first overseas tour as a married couple, visiting Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. The trip was timed to coincide with the Invictus Games, which began on October 20 and of which the Duke of Sussex is a patron, and with sailing making up a key part of the event it wasn't long before the couple found themselves out on the water.

The Duchess of Cambridge

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both spent time sailing as children and have carried this passion into their adult lives. Here, the Duchess of Cambridge is seen at the helm, competing on behalf of The Royal Foundation at the King's Cup regatta. The event was hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Cowes in 2019. 

Prince George

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Prince George is also spotted at the inaugural King’s Cup regatta alongside grandfather Michael Middleton. 

King Juan Carlos

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The Spanish royal family has long been known for its sailing prowess and former monarch, King Juan Carlos, is no different. Here he is helming his yacht Bribon

Pierre Casiraghi

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Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Hanover and grandson of Princess Grace of Monaco, is seen on board of Malizia during the 36th Copa Del Rey Mafre Sailing Cup in 2017 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The British, Spanish and Greek Royal Families

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Who better to invite aboard your royal yacht than other royals? When King Juan Carlos of Spain invited the fellow young British and Greek royal families aboard his yacht Fortuna (now re-named Foners) in 1990 it was a photo op not to be missed. From left to right: Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King Constantine II of Greece, Princess Theodora of Greece, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Prince William, Prince Harry, Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Cristina of Spain and Princess Elena of Spain.

Prince Frederik of Denmark

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A keen sailor, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark is seen here with crewmate Chris Meeham competing in the Men's 35+ Tasar class sailing during day seven of the 2009 World Masters Games at Woollahra Sailing Club in Sydney, Australia.

The Dutch Royal Family


Dutch Princess Felicia, Princess Anastasia, Prince Lucas and Princess Marilene are pictured on their yacht De Groene Draeck (The Green Dragon) attending the final day of SAIL Amsterdam 2015.

Prince Philip

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Prince Philip is photographed here with boat designer Uffa Fox sailing at the Cowes Regatta.