Kate Middleton shows off her competitive side in a boat race against Prince William

Kate Middleton showed off her seriously competitive side on Thursday during a boat race in Heidelberg, Germany as part of her royal tour.

The Duchess of Cambridge participated in a rowing race against her husband, Prince William, and it was clear that when the stakes are high -- the Duchess is in it to win it.

The 35-year-old royal, who was clad in a striped T-shirt, jeans and a set of tennis shoes, hopped in the coxswain section of the crew boat and geared up to steer her boat to victory in a race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg. Naturally, Wills took over the second boat and the pair faced off as they tried to steer a group of very hunky German rowers to the finish line. Middleton was all smiles during the event and was spotted chatting with the crew members, but she looked extremely determined as the race took off.

Before the race, Middleton reportedly told her crew, "No pressure, but I really do want to beat my husband."

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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge cox rowing boats for a friendly competition between Cambridge and Heidelberg rowers on the Neckar river, in Heidelberg, Germany, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bruce Adams/Pool
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge cox rowing boats for a friendly competition between Cambridge and Heidelberg rowers on the Neckar river, in Heidelberg, Germany, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bruce Adams/Pool
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - JULY 20: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with a beer after participating in a rowing race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg and against Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day 2 of their official visit to Germany on July 20, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - JULY 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrates with a beer after participating in a rowing race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg and against Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day 2 of their official visit to Germany on July 20, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge in a boat in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Seeger/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge cox rowing boats for a friendly competition between Cambridge and Heidelberg rowers on the Neckar river, in Heidelberg, Germany, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bruce Adams/Pool
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge cox rowing boats for a friendly competition between Cambridge and Heidelberg rowers on the Neckar river, in Heidelberg, Germany, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bruce Adams/Pool
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge congratulates rowers in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Seeger/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge waves from a boat in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Seeger/POOL
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, in a boat in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Seeger/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, raise their beer mugs after a competitive race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg, in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talk before a competitive race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Seeger/POOL
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, waves during a competitive race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg, in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the historic center of Southern German town of Heidelberg, Germany, July 20, 2017 together with Heidelberg Mayor Eckart Wuerzner. REUTERS/Thomas Kienzle/POOL
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, reacts after a competitive race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg, in Heidelberg, Germany July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - JULY 20: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after participating in a rowing race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg on day 2 of their official visit to Germany on July 20, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge (back), takes part in a rowing regatta during a visit to the southern German town of Heidelberg on July 20, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Patrick Seeger (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images)
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - JULY 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrates with a beer after participating in a rowing race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg and against Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on day 2 of their official visit to Germany on July 20, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Sadly, William coasted to a strong finish in the race and beat her. Nonetheless, Middleton wasn't a sore loser. She toasted Wills' victory with a beer in a massive stein and laughed about the whole situation.

This isn't the first time that the Duke and Duchess have competed against each other during a royal visit. The pair squared off in a canoe race during their visit to Canada, and Kate previously participated in a dragon boat race for charity.

The couple will continue their visit through Germany as part of their goodwill tour this week.

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WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their children Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge peer out of a window as they arrive with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS FROM CREATE DATE) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out of the window of the plane as they arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince George of Cambridge arrives at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS FROM CREATE DATE) Prince George of Cambridge arrives at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS FROM CREATE DATE) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out of the window of the plane as they arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS FROM CREATE DATE) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out of the window of the plane as they arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS FROM CREATE DATE) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS FROM CREATE DATE) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at the airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by DMC/GC Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte of Cambridge as they arrive with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their children Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince George of Cambridge as he arrives with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte of Cambridge as they arrive with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge are seen arriving at the airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by DMC/GC Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their children Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge as they arrive on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Note alternate crop The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany.
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte of Cambridge as they arrive with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge on day 1 of their offical visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge are seen at the museum of former German Nazi concentration camp Stutthof in Sztutowo, Poland July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge toast HM The Queen at the Queen's Birthday Garden Party at the Orangery, Lazienki Park on day 1 of their official visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Julian Simmonds-Pool/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Poland's First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda attend the Queen's Birthday Garden Party at the Orangery, Lazienki Park on day 1 of their official visit to Poland on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Julian Simmonds-Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge meet Holocaust survivors during their visit at the museum of former German Nazi concentration camp Stutthof in Sztutowo, Poland July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/POOL
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the charity Strassenkinder e.V. building in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jens Kalaene/POOL
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Strassenkinder, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Duke and Duchess will also meet representatives from the Robert Enke Foundation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day-visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Steffi LOOS (Photo credit should read STEFFI LOOS/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Strassenkinder, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Duke and Duchess will also meet representatives from the Robert Enke Foundation. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the Brandenburg Gate during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Brandenburg Gate during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge (unseen) with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte (Unseen) arrive at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kay Nietfeld (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge (C) are seen on the terrace of the Chancellery in Berlin on July 19, 2017 during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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