Kate Middleton Takes the Pilot Seat!
The duchess has reported to duty! Kate Middleton on Saturday climbed into the pilot seat of a fighter plane at the Royal Australian Air Force Amberley Base in Queensland. After a comedic debate, Prince William settled on the copilot's seat in the F/A-18 Super Hornet so Kate could feed her curiosity about the "dials and gadgets," said Stephen Chappell, Commanding Officer of Number 1 Squadron, who assisted the royals. William and Kate shared a good chuckle as the adorable royal tour moment unfolded.
The duo kicked off their weekend by hopping on a flight from Sydney to Queensland. Kate boarded the flight in a white and blue floral-print L.K. Bennett dress. After meeting with air force crews and watching an inspection of the guard, the duo planted a tree at the base's Memorial Garden to honour the lives of those who died in service. Later in the day, Brisbane residents had the chance to see William and Kate in person when the royals attended a reception in the city's Convention Centre. To cap off their action-packed day, the couple took their staff to a rugby game at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, where Kate kicked back as Will sipped on a pint of beer.
The duke and duchess are showing no signs of slowing down as their three-week tour continues. On Thursday, Will and Kate explored the breathtaking Blue Mountains, and on Friday they hit Manly beach. Meanwhile, Prince George got a break from the hectic schedule, staying at home with his nanny after charming the world with his adorable personality. The trip hasn't all been so picture perfect, though — check out awkward moments on the royal tour so far!