The Duchess of Cambridge should off her sporty side today during her visit to an RAF base today to meet local air cadets, as she joined youngsters in jumping games as part of a team building exercise.
Kate, who is royal patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, arrived to meet young people at RAF Wittering near Peterborough, in a more dressed down look than usual, sporting a £760 red blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and black skinny jeans.
Sensibly, Kate left her heels at home and opted for flat black boots, which came in handy as she joined the youngsters in jumping games and showcased her very athletic figure in skinny black jeans.
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Kate experienced a hair raising moment today as her brunette locks flew around her shoulders while she completed a jumping exercise during a team building initiative with the RAF Air Cadets
Kate showed off her athletic figure while taking part in a team building exercise with the Air Cadets
Sporty Kate hops up and down during a jumping game with the Air Cadets, part of a team building exercise
Earlier in the day the Duchess wore her hair swept back in a ponytail, but she let it hang loose as she took part in a jumping game with the Air Cadets
The Duchess of Cambridge climbs on to a training aircraft during a visit to RAF Wittering
A delighted Kate looked pleased to be picking up some flying skills that will no doubt impress her husband William who is a helicopter pilot
To add a touch of sparkle to her look today, Kate accessorised with £2,200 gold and diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonough.
She was also given privileged access to the tutor aircraft in which generations of RAF Air Cadets have had their first experience of flying, the same type used by her husband when he learned to fly with the RAF.
Prince William, pictured in 2008, learned to fly in the same model of plane Kate stepped into today
William in 2008, aged 25, in the tutor aircraft in which generations of RAF Air Cadets have had their first experience of flying
Kate saw the aircraft when she visited RAF Wittering near Peterborough on Valentine’s Day, in her role as royal patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets.
Cadet Sergeant Jordan Bertolaso, a qualified aerospace instructor, talked the Duchess though the controls of the Grob tutor, a light aircraft which cadets use each year for air experience.
An animated Duchess pulls a funny face during her visit to the Air Cadets
Good-humoured Kate pulled some silly faces as she caught up with the Air Cadets in Cambridgeshire
Kate looked delighted as she was shown the ropes in a training aircraft on a visit to RAF Wittering
Cadet Sgt Bertolaso said: ‘It’s incredible to have such a high-profile royal as our patron, especially as she has strong links to the Royal Air Force with her husband being a former pilot.’
During the visit, the Duchess, was introduced to air cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing Air Training Corps, who are taking part in a half-term skills development camp.
The week acts as an initial camp experience for cadets who are in their first six months of membership.
The Duchess adjusted her black skinny jeans after a team building exercise with the Air Cadets