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Royals wave goodbye as Australia tour draws to a close

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, have boarded their first flight on the journey back home as their Australian tour draws to an end.

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Duchess of Cambridge takes helm of fighter plane

The Duchess of Cambridge relegated her husband to the role of an onlooker when she turned down his offer to jump into the back seat - of a fighter jet.

Yesterday she suggested he try an alpaca toupee, and this morning she took control of a sophisticated fighter plane, sitting in the pilot's front seat.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sit in the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA pool

The Duke had made an offer to his wife he believed she could not refuse, asking: "Do you fancy jumping in the back?" But the Duchess was not about to miss the opportunity to see for herself the multimillion-pound plane's cockpit.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to RAAF base Amberley in Brisbane. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA pool

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