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PHOTOS: Kate, Prince William hit the mark during Bhutan visit

April 14, 2016 18:24 IST

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, have arrived in Bhutan for the start of a two day visit to the remote mountain kingdom. The couple touched down at Paro International Airport on Thursday morning. 

 

Days after showing off her cricket skills, Kate Middleton turned her hand to archery on day five of the royal tour. The sporty Duchess had an attempt at Bhutan’s national sport after watching a competitive archery game -- and looked highly amused as her arrow appeared to miss the target. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince William tries his hand at archery. Wonder how he fared? Well, his two arrows overshot the target. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 

The British Royals are welcomed to the capital of Thimphu by King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema, who is known as the 'Kate Middleton of the Himalayas'. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Kate looked typically stunning in a Paul & Joe top paired with a skirt made from material woven and sourced in Bhutan. It was woven by local weaver Kelzan Wangmo. She topped off the look with £3,900 lavender Amethyst pear and oval drop earrings from Kiki McDonough and her trusty nude heels. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Will and Kate are accompanied by dozens of dancers and musicians in colourful national dress to the sounds of Buddhist chanting as they entered the Thimpu Dzong, an ancient fortress overlooking the capital. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 

Earlier in the day, the British royals were welcomed to Bhutan by the King's sister Princess Chhimi Yangzom and her husband who presented them both with a ceremonial scarf called a khadhar, given as a symbol of friendship. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 

Kate opted for a demure frock by designer Emilia Wickstead that she has already worn for her flight from India. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

 

Women carry flags in Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the head of Bhutan's Civil Government in Thimphu in preparation for the visit of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters