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Kate Middleton, Prince William Pose for Pics at Ayers Rock, Are Endearingly Awkward

Celebrity News Apr. 22, 2014 AT 8:18AM
Kate Middleton and Prince William pose in front of Ayers Rock
The royal couple posed at Ayers Rock. Credit: Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images

We may never be royals, but the royal couple really is just like Us! Kate Middleton and Prince William continued their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, April 22, stopping by the Aussie landmark Ayers Rock and admitting how awkward they felt posing for photos. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked picture perfect in front of the stunning rock formation. "So what shall we talk about?" Prince William joked to his wife of nearly three years as they dutifully posed in front of select members of the media. They staged a conversation as photographers looked on, with Kate making expressive hand gestures and William filling the space by saying, "So that's something there…"

Awkwardness aside, the pair reflected on the gorgeous location, as Will told Kate, "It's a beautiful sight though. Quite breath-taking." They watched the rest of the sunset before retiring to a nearby hotel for the evening. 

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The British beauties followed in the footsteps of Will's parents. Princess Diana and Prince Charles famously visited the same location in the 1980s, posing for similar photos in front of Ayers Rock.

Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales And Diana, Princess Of Wales Standing In Front Of Ayers Rock During Their Official Tour Of Australia
Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales And Diana, Princess Of Wales Standing In Front Of Ayers Rock During Their Official Tour Of Australia
Credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images

The couple looked spring chic in muted tones for the outback shoot. Middleton, 32, wore a gray-and-white printed short-sleeved Hobbs dress with a white belt (a repeat from a July 2012 appearance in London) and an ornate necklace in earth tones. Prince William, 31, wore khaki pants and a button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

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While it can't be seen from the stunning photos, the mother and father to Prince George were braving the natural elements during the photo opp, as they were surrounded by flies. "Well that was interesting," William told Kate, who was seen swatting a few flies.

Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down Kuniya Walk at the base of Uluru on April 22, 2014 in Ayers Rock, Australia
Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down Kuniya Walk at the base of Uluru on April 22, 2014 in Ayers Rock, Australia
Credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

A young girl who was at the event gushed to the Duchess, "You were both like magic when the photos were being taken, I was like 'How are they not swatting flies away?'"

Kate laughed, responding, "I know. It was difficult." Prince William chimed in, "They were all coming for us."

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