By Simon Perry
By the editors of PEOPLE
Royals behind the wheel!
Prince William and Kate Middleton had a fun day touring an off-road vehicle and attended a training session for the Prince's favorite soccer team on Wednesday.
The couple, who is expecting their third child in April, also met mountain rescue teams who were training on Land Rover in a factory in Birmingham, England – and joined the company. Off-road exercise (which seemed so much fun)
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Kate braved the windy elements in a chic black dress with a goat cream cut – an outfit she also wore while on a trip to New York City in 2014 when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess wore Russell & Bromley boots at knee height and accessorized her look with her yellow-eared Kiki McDonough earrings.
Their first meeting of the day was held at Jaguar Land Rover where they met staff and apprentices who work at the factory as well as company executives.
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Then they went into action when William took the wheel with a Kate shotgun. The rock crawl is designed to test the capacity, suspension, adhesion and camera technology of new vehicles.
However, pregnant women are warned on the company's website that the course does not suit them. It is unclear if Kate was aware of the orientation, but she was all smiles while they were sailing on the course.
The royal family then headed to a familiar place for the Prince – the grounds of Aston Villa, a team of which William has been a fan since his youngest age.
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Upon arrival, Aston Villa's general manager, Keith Wyness, greeted Kate saying, "Welcome to the home of another passion of your husband." Kate replied, "Yes, he is very excited! "
William, who last watched a match at the stadium in November 2013, said, "It will be interesting to see if she has listened to my football conversations!"