The Princess of Wales burst into laughter throughout a go to to a Royal Navy air base when a lifejacket she was sporting out of the blue inflated.
The royal obtained the giggles after the drive of the jacket appeared to take her unexpectedly as she was being proven round Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset.
She closed her eyes and winced as the brilliant orange jacket inflated round her.
Louise Evans-Hughes, a number one survival gear technician, mentioned she advised the princess “there might be a bit of a bang because sometimes when the Velcro rips open there is a bit of a noise”.
“I think that was why she was a bit apprehensive to pull it,” she added.
“As soon as she pulled it, it inflated.”
Kate, who’s commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm, additionally visited an air site visitors management tower and spoke to the crew of a Wildcat helicopter over the radio because it got here into land.
Kate additionally tried to fly a Wildcat Mk2 in a simulator utilized by trainee-pilots to follow touchdown on ships.
She was not the primary royal to go to the air station – the King attended the location for helicopter flying coaching in 1974.
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