9 April 2014 - 10:00
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take ‘wild ride’ on Shotover Jet

As part of their tour of New Zealand, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will ride the world famous high adrenaline Shotover Jet in Queenstown later this week.

The royals are expected to get wet later this week as they take part in the jet boat ride

The Shotover Jet, which is dubbed as the ‘world’s most exciting jet boat ride’ will see the Cambridges ride it on Sunday 13th, with the obvious exception of Prince George.

The jetboat ride goes through the Shotover River Canyons near Queenstown. Members of the public have been able to take rides on the boat since 1970 and has thrilled over three million people since.

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Regional general manager of Ngai Tahu tourism, David Kennedy, said: “William and Catherine have requested a normal Shotover Jet boat trip, which is always cautious but it’s still the most exciting jetboat ride in the world. They’ll be doing 360-degree spins and going within half a metre of the rocks.”

The river will be closed to the public on Sunday afternoon and security has been tightened. However, the drivers of the boat have no concerns having each clocked thousands of miles on the water.

Although Prince George will not be attending this engagement, earlier today he made his first official engagement of the week when he visited a play-group session in Wellington. Royal officials have stated the young prince will only make public appearances if he is in the right mood.

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