Kate Middleton appeared to be in her element as she donned a helmet to hop on a mountain bike during a visit to Prince William in Scotland this afternoon.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when visiting Scotland, spend the day in Burghead, Moray and Inverness.
As she stepped out of the car at her first stop at the Outfit Moray charity, which provides outdoor learning programs for young people, the 41-year-old princess exuded elegance in a khaki Tartain-print puffer jacket.
She wore the jacket over a black turtleneck, black trumpet jeans and sturdy boots and styled her thick brunette locks in loose waves. Meanwhile, Prince William, also 41, looked dapper in a khaki jacket and navy trousers.
It wasn’t long before the princess, known for her sporty and competitive streaks, hopped on a mountain bike for a spin – and she was all smiles.
On the bike! The Princess of Wales, who is known for her sporty and competitive streaks, donned a helmet as she took part in mountain bike training
The couple’s visit today has three objectives; Outfit Moray, Brodieshill Farm and mentoring charity DAY1.
Outfit Moray provides accessible and affordable outdoor learning workshops to young people in the region.
The aim of the work is to encourage the generation to get outside, support them in developing life skills and improve their mental and physical health in the process.
The charity particularly helps children aged between eight and 18 who are at risk or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since its inception in 2003, Outside Moray has worked with more than 16,000 young people.
The Prince and Princess of Wales begin a busy day of engagements in Scotland, where they are known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay
The Princess of Wales wore her signature brunette locks, which fell in loose curls over her shoulders
The 41-year-old Princess of Wales wore elegant dress-down chic as she arrived in Scotland this afternoon alongside Prince William
The princess looked elegant in her quilted khaki jacket as she arrived at the first of her three stops for the day
Their Royal Highnesses, known in Scotland as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, visit Outfit Moray
Activities the charity involves young people in include mountain biking, paddle sports, climbing, archery and bushcraft.
The company also runs a number of programs in local schools, such as bike training, bike maintenance and first aid programs.
Brodieshill Farm is a family-run farm where Lower Speyside’s young farmers gather to meet the royals.
Representatives from Farmstrong Scotland will also be speaking to Their Royal Highnesses about how the organizations are supporting the mental wellbeing of young people in rural communities across Scotland – and local farmers in particular.
Lower Speyside Young Farmers is aimed at young people from all backgrounds aged 14 to 29 across the region, providing opportunities for socialization and interaction in a sometimes isolating environment.
The group recently took part in the Scottish Association of Young Farmer Clubs’ Are ewe okay campaign, which encourages its members to talk about mental health and break down the stigmas and taboos surrounding it.
The couple’s third and final engagement of the day is with the charity DAY1 in Inverness, which provides mentoring, training, personal development and employability services to disadvantaged young people.
The charity aims to give its young people the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life through mentoring and personal development programs. These enable participants to build self-confidence and self-confidence and help them identify their own interests and give them clear direction in their lives.
The charity also owns and operates the social enterprise Inverness Kart Raceway, which serves as the location for its automotive skills training program.