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."

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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