In pictures: Duchess Kate takes controls in fighter jet

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It was an offer the Duke of Cambridge probably thought his wife could not refuse - jumping in the back seat of his fighter jet.

As a former RAF search and rescue pilot, William had the experience to take on the sophisticated aircraft - despite it being parked up.

The Duchess of Cambridge sits in the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet during a visit to RAAF base Amberley during the thirteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia
The Duchess of Cambridge sits in the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet during a visit to RAAF base Amberley during the thirteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia

But Kate had other ideas and deftly climbed into the cockpit of the Super Hornet jet during a visit to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Amberley near Brisbane.

 

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