Kate Middleton jokes about three-hour climb to the Tiger’s Nest monastery: ‘great way to burn off the curry’


On their second day in Buthan, the royals hiked in the Himalayas up to the Paro Taktsang monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. At the end of their three-hour trip to the monastery, Kate jokingly said that it was a “great way to burn off the curry.”

In fact, during their India-Buthan tour, Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s mother was asked by Professor Bulbul Dhar-James about her secret for staying fit, while at a garden party in Delhi on April 11 for the Queen’s upcoming 90th birthday.

“We said, ‘How do you lose all the weight after having two kids?’ ” the Professor told People. “And she said, ‘I am running after my kids!’ ”

The 34-year-old sporty royal proved she’s in great shape as she barely broke a sweat during the climb.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also admired the breathtaking landscape during their hike.

“It was amazing. Beautiful scenery as you saw. With the mountains like this and the temples at the top, it was just stunning to walk up there and see all the scenery and to listen to some of the history and religion of the country. It’s really important when you come on a trip like this to see some of that,” William said.

“It was an amazing experience. I feel very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery,” Kate added.”As William said, learn about the country.”


William’s father Prince Charles made a similar hike in 1998 but he stopped halfway up the mountain.

“My father didn’t make it to the top,” the Duke said. “So that’s something I’ll be reminding him of when I see him. It will be lovely if the children could come as well definitely.”