Daredevil Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton goes abseiling with Prince William

November 21, 2015 7:42 am

 

The
sporty royal, who donned tight leggings, brown boots and a helmet, was
in high spirits as she buckled up for the activity. Photo / Getty

The Duchess of Cambridge showed her daring side as she took part in
abseiling and rock climbing on a visit to an activity centre in North
Wales on Friday.
The sporty royal, who donned tight leggings,
brown boots and a helmet, was in high spirits as she buckled up for the
activity on a visit to the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre
in Capel Curig, North Wales.
With a big smile on her face, the mother-of-two proved she isn’t afraid of heights as she navigated a wooden wall backwards.
As she went backwards over the edge of the 40 foot abseiling wall, she giggled: ‘This is the aggghhhhh moment!’
The good sport laughed her way through the activity, which concluded a busy day of duties for the royal and her husband.
Kate
and her husband, Prince William, were in North Wales for the day to
highlight charity work focusing on young people’s mental well-being.

The couple visited The Towers Residential Outdoor Education
Centre, situated in Snowdonia National Park, where children from
Holyhead High School had joined the mountain rescue team for a day of
activities.
After lunch, the couple changed into walking boots
and waterproof jackets and along with representatives of Mountain Rescue
England and Wales, of which the Duke is patron, went to meet their
fate.

The good sport laughed her way through the activity, which concluded a busy day of duties for the royal and her husband. Photo / Getty
The good sport laughed her way through the
activity, which concluded a busy day of duties for the royal and her
husband. Photo / Getty
William was the first to have a go, with his wife holding
his rope. ‘Are you holding me?’ he shouted up. ‘I’ve got you,’ she
laughed.
And with a glint in her eye Kate added: ‘I’m quite enjoying this actually. For once I’m in control.’
Clearly
relishing the moment, she laughed as her instructor jokingly asked how
their insurance was and shouted down: ‘William – how much do you love
me?’
Once at the bottom the couple’s famously competitive spirit took over.
As
William had a go at climbing back up the wall, Kate said: ‘Not that
we’re competitive but if he does that, then I’m having to do it too!’
Wills fell off as he was almost half-way up the more difficult section of the wall, but recovered his dignity to reach the top.
Kate, dressed in skin-tight black jeans, hiking boots – £160 Brasher Women’s Hillmaster – and a hard hat, nimbly followed him.
Instructor Phil Blain, 64, who helped the couple abseil, said: ‘If that was Kate’s first abseil she did fantastic.
‘And that was probably the first time she’s held the life of the heir to the throne – and her husband – in her hands.

Kate and her husband, Prince William, were in North Wales for the day to highlight charity work focusing on young people's mental well-being. Photo / Getty
Kate and her husband, Prince William, were
in North Wales for the day to highlight charity work focusing on young
people’s mental well-being. Photo / Getty
‘At the bottom, William tried the more difficult climb first but sadly he slipped off almost half way up as it was very wet.
‘He was on a rope so he was fine but he chose the easier side afterwards.’
The
couple visited the Towers Residential Centre as it had agreed to host a
day of outdoor activities for children from some of the charities they
support.
Mountain Rescue Chairman Mike France, 63, said: ‘William
asked us if we could help some of their vulnerable children from
WellChild, Child Bereavement, Place2Be and Centrepoint, which we were
delighted to do.
‘It’s been a really fun day and the couple had a great time.’
Kate
also said how much she missed being in Wales, having lived with William
in Anglesey as newly-weds when the prince worked as an RAF search and
rescue pilot.
‘I love it here. I really miss being here, being outside and in the mountains,’ she said.
She also told another Mountain Rescue volunteer how much their son, Prince George, loves helicopters ‘like his Daddy’.
Pauline
Hallett of Ogwen Mountain Rescue said: ‘William used to fly us around
when he lived and worked up here and I was telling him about the new
helicopters.
‘Catherine then said how much George loved them. He
knows all the different colours and asks her about all the parts. She
laughed and said she tells George to ask Daddy as she has no idea.’



The royal couple paid a visit to north Wales to meet organisations supporting young people and tackling mental health issues. Photo/ Getty

The royal couple paid a visit to north Wales to meet organisations
supporting young people and tackling mental health issues. Photo/ Getty

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