Prince William hugs wife Kate after beating her at dragon boat race

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2011, 12:12 PM IST

London: Prince William defeated his wife Kate after they went head to head in a dragon boat race during their tour of Canada.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed off their competitive spirits at the Prince Edward Island boat race on Monday.

The night before her latest adventure the Duchess of Cambridge confided that she fully expected William to win.

“I think I am going to take a ducking,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

William wasn`t quite as confident, admitting: “We are both very competitive. She beats me at tennis and skiing but I am better at the rest.”

The Duke and Duchess were put in opposing teams and helped to row across the other side of Dalvay Lake.

William`s team pipped Kate`s to victory by a third of a length and as he got out of the boat he hugged his wife in a rare public display of affection, although aides said there was a fair bit of joshing afterwards.

ANI