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Duchess Kate’s abseiling adventure

The mother-of-two was quick to learn the ropes.

The Duchess of Cambridge showed her playful side recently, stepping out of her comfort zone on a royal engagement in North Wales.

Prince William and the Duchess were visiting the Tower Outdoor Educational Centre in Snowdonia when the pair were asked if they’d like to try abseiling, reports Hello.

The active couple both jumped at the chance, eagerly donning their safety gear.

Wills went first, shouting up to his wife: “Are you holding me?”

“I’ve got you!” she replied.

When asked about their insurance, the Duchess joked: “William, how much do you love me?”

Luckily all went well, and Kate revelled in the opportunity to take the ropes.

“I’m quite enjoying this actually. For once I’m in control,” she said.

The daring royal duo didn’t stop at descending. After they’d tried abseiling, the pair scaled a 12-metre climbing wall.

“Not that we’re competitive but if he does that, then I’m having to do it too!” said Kate, nimbly following her husband up the climbing wall.

William and Kate were visiting the centre as it is run by Mountain Rescue England and Wales, of which William is a patron.

The Duchess’ adventure reminded us of this photo from the Middleton family album of Kate aged three and a half, climbing in the Lake District.

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