Mike was also pictured walking behind the couple, while James tried to keep up with William and Kate on his quad :)
The Middleton family home.
William and Kate appear to be wearing Barbour jackets. Due to the quality of the photo it is impossible to identify the exact jacket but the Winter Cotton Belsay and the Cotton Touch Summer Beadnell are good possibilities. They are both currently available for around £200. (With thanks to the delightful Bella)
The Royals have been fans of Barbour for generations and are always photographed in their jackets while enjoying outdoors activities.
After their country walk the couple celebrated the beginning of 2012 in a reindeer hut. (Yes reindeer hut :)) in the Middleton's back garden. The hut is traditionally used by reindeer herders in Lapland. Party planner Pippa chose the hut which costs £3,000 to hire.
Despite the tent structure the inside was described as a 'canvas palace'. Hog roast and vintage bottles of Moet champagne were served. It certainly gave the young royals a chance to let their hair down. I was delighted to hear Kate is spending New Years with her family as she celebrated Christmas with the royals. The Middletons are an incredibly close knit family and it will undoubtedly mean a lot to them to have their eldest home.
The article also revealed that caring Kate has signed up to become a lifesaver after booking a place on a medical course to help people in need. Kate is due to begin the course in March and will learn life saving techniques. Kate is clearly eager to help as much as she can and use her role for good. The royals are said to be very proud of her good intentions. A senior royal aide said
"It is clear she is determined to use her high profile role to do as much good as she can. She has always had a caring side but now she is in a position where she can use it to do some good. Everyone is incredibly proud of her good intentions".
Read the full article from People here.
I have a feeling we will be hearing more about Kate's New Year celebrations and hopefully seeing more photos.
Sources (People.co.uk, Patricia Thompson, Daily Mail, Popsugar)