The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken on one of Bhutan’s toughest challenges to climb to the 1,500ft high Tiger’s Nest monastery. Their trip to the top took three hours as they walked hand-in-hand along a winding path that led through a pine forest. The Duke admitted at one stage as he wiped the sweat from his brow that it was “quite tough on the way up” while the Duchess joked: “It’s a great way to burn off the curry.”
They were pretty altogether. There wasn’t a single trail of sweat. They stopped to talk to us for three to five minutes and were absolutely charming.
American tourist Lauren McKennan, 29
The royal couple posed for pictures at the half-way point for the limited number of media permitted to accompany them on this part of the tour. They then headed off on the last leg of the trek with their arms around one another. On their return, William also joked he would remind his father, Prince Charles, that he made it to the top. The Prince of Wales completed half the trek on a visit in 1998 but decided against going any further because of the height.
It was amazing … beautiful scenery it was stunning to walk up there