Kate Middleton got stuck in to support Army Captain Preet Chandi during a school visit as she had a go at tyre pulling after hearing about the officer's gruelling training regime for an expedition to Antarctica.

The Princess of Wales was patron of the Captain's expedition, which saw Chandi break the world record for the furthest unsupported solo polar ski expedition.

The Captain managed to travel 922 miles in 70 days and 16 hours.

And as 41 year old royal Kate heard all about the impressive military woman's skills and abilities, Chandi explained how she pulled tyres to prepare for the trip during the visit on February 8.

The princess was being escorted round Landau Forte College in Captain Chandi's hometown in Derby, but she couldn't resist having a go at the activity herself.

Kate arrived in an incredibly smart double-breasted cream Zara blazer, matching sweater underneath and navy trousers for the engagement, but kept her footwear casual with a pair of white recycled Veja trainers for the day.

Her brunette mane styled to perfection in her typical blow-dried wave, Kate accessorised with a pair of dainty drop earrings and her signature engagement wedding for the occasion.

She also wore a simple black belt, and finished off her look with bronzed cheeks, light eye makeup and a slick of lipstick.

Rows of school children lined the school hall to watch the princess have a go at pulling the massive tyres across the floor, as Kate received some advice from the expert.

But while she giggled away through the activity, it didn't seem to faze the impressive royal too much.

Mum-of-three Kate slipped into a harness and dragged two tyres attached by rope behind her, requiring no assistance.

The children cheered in shock as the princess only showed her struggle towards the end, barely breaking a sweat in the impressive moment of strength.

Despite her efforts, the princess joked: "I need to do some training."

Kate joined Captain Chandi for the kick-off of her UK school tour, as she plans to scale the UK sharing her story with the next generation of adventurers.

The pair also presented an award to student Simrat Soggi, who was one of the winners of Chandi's national school logo competition.

Kate is a huge advocate of the early years and is the patron of many organisations focusing on the importance of giving young children and families as many opportunities as possible.

One area in which the princess is involved is outdoor societies, as she's the joint President of the Scouts in the UK.


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