During her tour of London’s different means of mass transportation on Thursday, Nov. 7, Kate Middleton reportedly told a group of congregated R.A.F. officers that she has been taking flying lessons in fixed-wing airplane.
The 31-year-old Duchess said her late grandfather Peter Middleton, who was R.A.F. pilot, flew planes, and she had a few lessons on fixed wing.
Now, the question is who has been teaching her?
We have no right answer for that, but there’s lot of speculation surrounding it. Prince William flies helicopters, but he doesn’t do fixed wing planes. Besides, he would be barred from being in a plane with Kate at the same time. So he’s out of the scene.
This has led The Daily Mail and other tabloids to conjecture her brother-in-law Prince Harry, who took fixed-wing aircraft lessons himself, and supposedly he has been teaching Kate, but we too, find this unlikely! Though, we would really like to see a fully uniformed Prince Harry in the cockpit, while an exquisitely dressed Kate sitting by his side with a subtle smile.
While at the tour, Kate is said to have asked one R.A.F. recruitment officer, what type of music he was playing, a conversation that led him to talk to The Daily Mail. He said that Kate was more interested in the music, while Prince William was more concerned about the day and the appeal itself.
Meanwhile, Kate and Prince William will attend the UK premiere of the film, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at the annual Royal Film Performance in December.
The movie, based on the South African leader Nelson Madela, stars Idris Alba as Nelson Mandela, and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi Mandela and BAFTA-winner and director Justin Chadwick are all expected to come to the premiere and meet the royal couple.