Prince William and Duchess Kate proved they’ll go to extremes Friday to get the best views.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got in a workout during an hours-long trek to visit a sacred Buddhist monastery that sits upon a 10,000-foot cliff in Bhutan.
The couple’s hike followed a private dinner the evening before with the Bhutan’s king and queen at Lingkana Palace. Duchess Kate joked to reporters the hike was “a great way to burn off the curry.”
The royal couple looked relaxed and often walked hand-in-hand as they made their way up a winding path through a pine forest to reach the Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest. They stopped about half-way up to enjoy the views and pose for photos.
“It’s an amazing experience. We’re very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery,” Kate told reporters.
The prince, who also remarked about the beauty, was asked whether he missed his two young children, who remained back home in England.
“Massively, yes,” he said. “Of course, I’m really looking forward to seeing them, but they’re in good hands.”
And speaking of hands, a photo of a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prince William has drawn attention on the internet because of the finger prints it left behind on the royal’s hand.
Strong grip or not, the prince apparently was able to shake it off without any problem.
Next on the agenda? After a busy week, the royal couple will return to India to wind up their tour of southeast Asia with a visit to the Taj Mahal.