Prince William and Kate attended their first official engagement in Scotland since their hugely successful trip to Australia and New Zealand last month. The couple greeted well-wishers in Crieff, were serenaded by bagpipers and met with a group of brownies and scouts at a school.
Kate looked stunning in a two-toned striped coat by Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders, a dress by Goat and a Celtic knotted brooch which was a wedding gift. They flew up the night before, spending a night at the Gleneagles resort which will host the Ryder's Cup not far from where their romance blossomed in Scotland.
The couple was all smiles in Scotland despite dealing with their second major privacy flap. A German magazine published pictures of Kate's bottom when a wind gust from the helicopter rotors blew her dress up at the Blue Mountains in Australia. There was a furious bidding war for the photos outside the UK.
Prince William made a beeline straight to an Air Ambulance helicopter on display at the Strathearn Community College. There have been reports that the former naval search-and-rescue pilot may hit the skies again as an Air Ambulance pilot in East Anglia close to the family's country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk. The palace told ABC news William "is considering a number of options for public service, an announcement will be made in due course."
Kate has been busy decorating the home and massive renovations are nearly complete on the property which was a gift from the queen and just a stone's throw from Sandringham. The job would allow him to keep a toe in flying, the field he loves, and allow him to fulfill his increasing duties as a full-time royal. Prince William has relished fatherhood and an Air Ambulance position would afford him the schedule to be home more with Kate and Prince George.
Kate and William hit the Famous Grouse Distillery in Glenturret, Scotland, next. They downed a "wee dram" of single-malt whiskey, with William egging on Kate to enjoy the drink with him. The two toasted, putting to bed ever-present whispers that Kate might be pregnant with a second child.
The duchess seemed touched when she was given a mini-kilt for baby George. William looked envious of a big teddy bear with traditional Scottish kilt given to Kate, which she clutched tightly. The couple has a busy month ahead as they embark on engagements back at home and prepare for their son's first birthday in July.