Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the TV survivalist Bear Grylls were part of the winning team in a royal yachting regatta off the Isle of Wright.
Both men were members of the team representing the Tusk charity at the inaugural King's Cup yesterday.
— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) August 8, 2019
Team leader Bear Grylls collected the prize on behalf of the charity during a ceremony led by Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Eight teams took part in the event, which involved two short races.
BBC reports that other participants included the historian Dan Snow and England Women's footballer Fara Williams - as well as William and Kate themselves.
The Royal Foundation Early Years programme team came in eighth place, with the Duchess of Cambridge collecting the 'wooden spoon' prize on her team's behalf for coming in last place.
It's the taking part that counts...🥄 pic.twitter.com/gEsolZuwy5
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) August 8, 2019
Deputy Kenny and his team members were representing Tusk, a charity aimed at protecting wildlife and promoting education throughout Africa.
Congrats to @BearGrylls and his crew competing on behalf of Tusk are presented with the Kings Cup after winning the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pic.twitter.com/CvMckV57ol
— Tusk (@tusk_org) August 8, 2019
Yesterday's event was the latest in a series of royal engagements for Enda Kenny.
Last year he met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a charity polo match in Windsor, which he was invited to as part of his patronage of a Japanese golfing charity.