Kate Middleton, who is currently expecting her third child with Prince William, has been praised by royal watchers for busting ‘a few myths about pregnancy’ during an official visit to Birmingham yesterday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Birmingham yesterday for a series of official engagements that saw the couple taken on a whilst-stop tour of the city. Included in their jam-packed schedule for the day was a visit to Aston Villa Football Club, which Prince William particularly enjoyed as he has supported the team for many years.
However, one of the highlights of the day for the couple came when they visited Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Manufacturing Plant, and met the Mountain Rescue Team who use the cars for their work.
Prince William and Kate, who are no strangers to driving Land Rover cars, were then given the opportunity to each take a car to do some off-road driving at the Jaguar Land Rover Experience Centre.
Slipping into the driver’s seat, both Kate and Prince William faced steep climbs and rocky, mountainous terrain to navigate with their vehicles.
Behind the wheel of her car, the Duchess of Cambridge carefully and successfully completed the course, leading some royal watchers to praise her ‘gumption’ and ‘bravery’ for taking on the test despite being nearly five months pregnant.
‘She is very brave but also pregnant!’ tweeted one fan.
‘I wouldn’t want to attempt that!’ commented another Twitter user. ‘Especially being pregnant’ replied someone else.
‘This breaks quite a few myths about pregnancy!’ tweeted another, in praise of the Duchess.
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Despite suffering a severe bout of debilitating Hyperemesis Gravidarum in the first few months of her pregnancy, as she did with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Duchess of Cambridge now seems to be mostly recovered and back to business as usual.
As well as her busy day in Birmingham with Prince William, Kate carried out solo engagements last week, including a visit to the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre.