Kate Middleton Praised Prince William's Geography Skills While Bringing Attention to Global Warming

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Smiling photo ops aside, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge saw firsthand the effects of climate change in Pakistan when they encountered a melting glacier during their current royal tour.  

There, according to People, they were briefed by Pakistani hydrometeorological and glacier expert Dr. Furrukh Bashir of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Per their spokesman, Will and Kate's visit to the glacier was meant to show the “very real consequences of global warming, and its devastating effects on our planet.”

It wasn't the duke's first trip to a glacier, though. Having graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a geography degree, he eagerly noted, “Dr. Warren, my geography teacher, would be well impressed that I’m back at a glacier after all these years.” Kate's take? “I’ve been very impressed by William’s geography.” 

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Kate's luxe, earth-toned look. For the occasion, the duchess opted for a brown A-line midi skirt, leather vest and flat suede boots. The vibe is outdoorsy chic, and a bit more androgynous than we're used to seeing her step out in. 

Plus, knowing Kate's penchant for re-wearing pieces (an eco-friendly choice if we've ever seen one), don't be surprised if she steps out in this skirt or vest again soon.   

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