Kate Middleton, Prince William Visit Scotland After Bare-Butt Picture Drama

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Scotland Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Kate Middleton and Prince William are back to work after a month-long break following their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand—and this time they're visiting Scotland.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Prince George, 10 months, at home with his nanny as they flew to Strathearn, Scotland to visit a county very close to their hearts. Since their wedding in 2011 the couple have been given the Scottish title the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, but this is the first time they have ever visited the area.

The outing comes just days after a German newspaper published pictures of Middleton's recent Marilyn Monroe moment, when she experienced a wardrobe malfunction and flashed her bare butt on an April 17 tour stop in Winmalee, Australia. With that embarrassment fresh in her mind, the Duchess was careful to get her fashion choices spot-on this time.

Wearing a stylish red coat designed by Scotsman Jonathan Saunders, Middleton, 32, looked stunning and elegant as she arrived at Strathearn Community campus with her husband Prince William, 31, at 10 a.m. local time. The Celtic design brooch worn on her lapel was a private wedding gift.

Prince William, who once worked as a search and rescue pilot for the Royal Navy, spent some time looking around an air ambulance. According to recent reports, the keen pilot is eager to return to flying once his period of full-time royal duties comes to an end in September. One option he's thought to be considering is to enlist as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which is based near his country home in Norfolk.

As part of their duties today, the royal couple will visit the famous Grouse Distillery, where they will get the chance to sample a shot of their whiskey.