Prince William peers over the edge of danger Down Under 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, observe abseiling and team building exercises at Narrow Neck Looko... Ryan Pierse / EPA
Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, observe abseiling and team building exercises at Narrow Neck Lookout in Katoomba, Australia.

Is this risky behavior becoming of an heir to the British throne?

Prince William took a precarious peek Thursday over the cliffs of Australia’s Blue Mountains during the royal couple's ongoing tour of Down Under.

Britain's Prince William (C) looks over the edge of a cliff as he and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit the Narrow Neck Lookout and ... PHIL NOBLE / Reuters
Prince William and Duchess Kate take in the sights at Narrow Neck Lookout.

William, the second in line to the British throne, stood within inches of the edge of Katoomba’s Narrow Neck Lookout to peer down at men rappelling down the mountainside. His wife, Duchess Kate, stood a safe distance away.

The high-profile pair were in the area visiting with firefighters and local residents affected by wildfires that swept through the region last year and damaged roughly 200 homes.

KATOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photograph at Echo Point with The Th... Chris Jackson / Getty Images
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pose Thursday at Echo Point with The Three Sisters in the background in Katoomba, Australia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in the middle of a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, their first official trip abroad with their nine-month-old son, Prince George. The couple arrived earlier this week in Australia, heading straight to the Sydney Opera House and later attending a reception at the Admiralty House.

On Easter Sunday, they are scheduled to go to church and then take George to the zoo.

Duchess Kate’s royal style

Image: The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Support Development Opportunities For Young People In South London
Mark Cuthbert

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears everything from fancy hats to casual tank tops. See how Prince William's wife can easily go from a high society affair to shopping on the streets of London.


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