Duchess Kate appeared quite at ease as she practiced her rappelling skills Friday with her husband, Prince William. Turns out, she's been a daredevil long before she turned duchess.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, ascends a climbing wall as she visits the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre in Capel Curig, Wales, Britain November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/pool
The royal couple practiced their rock climbing skills during a stop at one of several
charities they visited in Wales to promote mental health programs for youth. But the finesse with which Kate handled the steep wall gave us flashbacks to the time she was a 3-year-old daredevil on a family vacation.
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In this undated image made available by in London, Monday March 7, 2011 by The Middleton Family, Kate Middleton, aged three-and-a-half is seen on holiday in England's Lake District. Five images from the Middleton family album have been made available, as Kate Middleton and Britain's Prince William move towards their wedding which is scheduled to take place on April 29, at London's Westminster Abbey.(AP Photo/The Middleton Family, ho) EDITORIAL USE ONLY:
The Duchess of Cambridge definitely appeared to have just as much fun 30 years later, when she and Prince William took turns handling the ropes at the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre.
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CAPEL CURIG, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge abseils as she visits the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre on November 20, 2015 in Capel Curig, United Kingdom. The Towers is an outdoor education centre run by Wolverhampton Council providing adventure activities for children. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kate even got a little cheeky with her husband. At one point, as she held the ropes for William as he scaled down the wall, Kate declared: "For once I'm in control."
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CAPEL CURIG, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch children on a zip-wire as they visit the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre on November 20, 2015 in Capel Curig, United Kingdom. The Towers is an outdoor education centre run by Wolverhampton Council providing adventure activities for children. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
A few seconds later, after an instructor joked about whether they had insurance, Kate looked down at her husband and asked, "William, how much do you love me?"
The visit to the outdoor center was among several stops the royal couple made Friday in Wales, where the couple lived for several years after getting married and while Prince William worked for the Royal Air Force.