Kate Middleton jokes ‘what could go wrong?’ as she tries out abseiling and mountain biking


‘What could go wrong?’ Intrepid Kate Middleton jokes with bystanders as she whizzes past on a mountain bike during action-packed visit to Cumbria

  • Kate Middleton, 39, had action-packed Tuesday as she visited the Lake District
  • Joked ‘what could go wrong?’ as she tried out abseiling and mountain biking 
  • Marked reopening of Windermere Adventure Training Centre following £2m refit


Kate Middleton quipped ‘what could go wrong?’ as she tried out mountain biking during a visit to the Lake District in Cumbria on Tuesday.

In an action-packed clip shared to Kensington Royal’s Instagram account, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, can be heard making the joke with bystanders as she is seen whizzing past on a mountain bike.

Next, the adventurous royal turns her hand to abseiling and seemed to enjoy the experience, exclaiming to the camera: ‘Very cool!’ after reaching the ground safely. 

Alongside the short video, the caption on social media read: ‘Acting member of the Air Cadets today!  

Kate Middleton, 39, joked 'what could go wrong?' as she tried out abseiling and mountain biking during a visit to the Lake District on Tuesday

Kate Middleton, 39, joked ‘what could go wrong?’ as she tried out abseiling and mountain biking during a visit to the Lake District on Tuesday

The Duchess of Cambridge could be seen beginning the day by joining a group of Air Cadets taking part in a number of outdoor activities, including abseiling (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge could be seen beginning the day by joining a group of Air Cadets taking part in a number of outdoor activities, including abseiling (pictured)

Having re-opened the RAF Air Cadets’ Windermere Training Centre here in the lake district, The Duchess joined a group of Air Cadets to test the outdoor terrain!’

It continued: ‘These outdoor activities, alongside various other trainings, allows them to build their confidence and leadership skills for future years.’ 

Kate started the day by joining a group of Air Cadets taking part in a number of outdoor activities. 

Thirteen-year-old Itelouwa Odipe, from Lancaster, spoke to the duchess as she waited to try abseiling, revealing: ‘She was about to abseil and I was next in line so she asked me if I wanted to go before her. I was a bit scared so I said no. She said if I did she would meet me down there.’  

After joining the cadets for a mountain biking session, adventurous Kate turned her hand to abseiling (pictured)

After joining the cadets for a mountain biking session, adventurous Kate turned her hand to abseiling (pictured)

The mother-of-three seemed to enjoy the experience, exclaiming to the camera: 'Very cool!' (pictured)

The mother-of-three seemed to enjoy the experience, exclaiming to the camera: ‘Very cool!’ (pictured)

The mother-of-three was practical as she recycled her khaki coloured Seeland puffer jacket and a pair of black jeans.

The royal finished the look with her £250 trusty brown suede See By Chloé boots, which feature leather trim detailing on a round-toe, lace-up base.

The visit marked the reopening of the Windermere Adventure Training Centre following a £2 million refit. 

The centre will allow hundreds of cadets from across the UK to visit the Lake District each year and take part in a wide variety of activities, building their confidence and leadership skills and achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

After spending time with the cadets, Kate embarked on a boat trip with two of the ‘Windermere Children’, a group of 300 child Holocaust survivors who came to stay in the Lake District in 1945 for a period of recuperation following the atrocities they experienced in concentration camps and the ghettos of Nazi Occupied Europe. 

The visit marked the reopening of the Windermere Adventure Training Centre following a £2 million refit. Pictured, Kate mountain biking

The visit marked the reopening of the Windermere Adventure Training Centre following a £2 million refit. Pictured, Kate mountain biking

The mother-of-three was practical as she recycled her khaki coloured Seeland puffer jacket and a pair of black jeans. Pictured, after mountain biking

The mother-of-three was practical as she recycled her khaki coloured Seeland puffer jacket and a pair of black jeans. Pictured, after mountain biking



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