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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge get competitive

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were back at it again this week, showing off their competitive nature while highlighting their charitable endeavors supporting young people’s mental health well-being in North Wales.

Taking place in Snowdonia National Park on Friday, Kate demonstrated her athletic side when she abseiled down a wall with a mountain rescue team and students from Holyhead High School.

Kate also took a turn holding the safety rope for her husband, Prince William.

“Are you holding me?” William asked his wife.

“I’ve got you,” she laughed, but taunted him in reply, “William, how much do you love me?”

She added: “I’m quite enjoying this actually. For once I’m in control.”

It isn’t the first time William and Kate have been in competition with each other. Kate is not only the better tennis player, but she also beat Prince William in a sailing match-up in New Zealand during their last visit of the country.

The Duke and Duchess spent time talking to well-wishers in Wales who all had many questions about the family. Kate spoke of how much the now six-month-old Charlotte has grown.

“They are doing well thanks,” she said. “Charlotte is getting bigger and getting on well with her noisy big brother.”

Another royal fan asked about if they have started to plan for Christmas.

“I haven’t yet,” Kate revealed, “But George will be starting to talk about Christmas soon.”

William and Kate were gifted with knitted woolen sheep for their children, one with a pink ribbon for Charlotte and another with a blue ribbon for George.

The Duchess told another well-wisher that one day she hopes that George and Charlotte will join the Scouts and Rainbows, of which their mother is a is volunteer.

The Duke and Duchess are very familiar with Wales, having previously lived in Anglesey, where William worked as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot.

During their visit, they also visited a photography exhibit sponsored by the charity Mind.

Mind helps young people express themselves through creating art about their experiences and challenges living with mental illness.

Paul Farmer, Mind CEO applauded the couple on giving a voice to the voiceless.

“They are shining a light on the millions of people who experience mental health problems and people who are struggling to get the right kind of support.”

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