The Duchess of Cambridge should off her sporty side today during her visit to an RAF base today to meet local air cadets

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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge shows off her VERY athletic figure in skinny jeans as she plays jumping games with the Air Cadets during a team building exercise
Duchess visiting young people at RAF Wittering near Peterborough
Was given the chance to have a go on flight simulator
Dressed down in £760 red blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and black boots
Yesterday it was announced that Catherine Duchess of Cambridge will join her husband on visit to Paris next month

Kate spends Valentine's Day with RAF cadets Photo (C) REX
Kate spends Valentine’s Day with RAF cadets Photo (C) REX
Kate hopped aboard the cockpit of a Tutor aircraft in Cambridgeshire. Photo (C) REX
Kate hopped aboard the cockpit of a Tutor aircraft in Cambridgeshire. Photo (C) REX
Kate met young air cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing Air Training Corps. Photo (C) REX
Kate met young air cadets from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing Air Training Corps. Photo (C) REX

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.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, 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, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge 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.

To add a touch of sparkle to her look today, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with £2,200 gold and diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonagh.

She was also given privileged access to the tutor aircraft in which generations of RAF Air Cadets have had their first experience of flying.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge 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.

Kate experienced a hair raising moment today as her brunette locks flew
Kate experienced a hair raising moment today as her brunette locks flew
An animated Duchess pulls a funny face during her visit to the Air Cadets
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
Good-humoured Kate pulled some silly faces as she caught up with the Air Cadets in Cambridgeshire

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.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge took up her role with the RAF Air Cadets in December 2015, taking on the post from the Duke of Edinburgh who had been involved with the organisation for more than 60 years.

The Duchess now represents 42,000 air cadets aged from 12 to 19, and 15,000 adult volunteers at more than 1,200 units across the UK and abroad.

The RAF Air Cadets comprises both the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF).

Group Captain Richard Pratley, RAF Wittering Station Commander, said: ‘It has been an honour to welcome Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge to RAF Wittering to see some of the facilities we offer to cadets to help inspire the next generation.’

Kate looked delighted as she was shown the ropes in a training aircraft on a visit to RAF Wittering
Kate looked delighted as she was shown the ropes in a training aircraft on a visit to RAF Wittering
The Duchess adjusted her black skinny jeans after a team building exercise with the Air Cadets
The Duchess adjusted her black skinny jeans after a team building exercise with the Air Cadets
The Duchess started the day with her hair tied back in a simple ponytail
The Duchess started the day with her hair tied back in a simple ponytail

The ATC was first established in 1941 during the Second World War, with the aim of training young men in aviation skills before they joined the RAF.

It’s been an exciting week for Catherine Duchess of Cambridge who attended the BAFTA awards with her husband on Sunday night, where she rubbed shoulders with A-listers such as Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman.

And yesterday it was announced that the Cambridges will undertake a three-day official visit to Paris next month.

Kate had the opportunity to fly an aircraft using a flight simulator during her visit
Kate had the opportunity to fly an aircraft using a flight simulator during her visit
Kate opted for a designer she hasn't worn before Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini,
Kate opted for a designer she hasn’t worn before Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini,

Their full itinerary has yet to be announced but will include a reception for young French leaders from a variety of fields, a formal dinner at the residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador and attendance at the Wales v France Six Nations test at the Stade de France.

In a statement Kensington Palace said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official two-day visit to Paris on 17th and 18th March. Their Royal Highness’ visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Full details of the visit will be announced in due course.’

All eyes will clearly be on Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, 35, to fly the flag for British fashion in one of the most stylish cities on the globe.

The timing of the trip is also particularly significant given Britain’s post-Brexit negotiations with the rest of Europe.

The Duchess shares a joke with Air Cadets who are undertaking a half-term training programme
The Duchess shares a joke with Air Cadets who are undertaking a half-term training programme

It will be seen by some as part of a charm offensive by the British government, who are keen to use the British Royal Family as part of their ‘soft diplomacy’ efforts.

It is understood the royals will be staying with the British ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, who took up the position back in November.

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE

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