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New Zealand: Prince William and Kate go for white-water thrill ride

April 15, 2014|By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger

What did they do with baby George? The official trip that brought Prince William and wife Catherine to New Zealand this month took a turn for the adventurous Sunday when the couple hopped on a jet-boat journey down the Shotover River.

The jet boat ride in Queenstown on the South Island is known for dodging jagged rocks and zipping through narrow canyons during a white-water rush that lasts less than half an hour. The boat travels more than 50 mph on the fast-flowing river.

The New Zealand Herald reports that the boat carrying the royal couple shot up the river, made a 180-degree turn for the cameras, and then disappeared into the canyon. Photos of the trip (see above) show the couple in a relaxed outdoors setting.

The two, and George, move on to Australia where the three-week tour ends April 25.

Mary.Forgione@latimes.com
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