Kate Middleton needed stiff drink after terrifying experience on the royal tour

Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Kaziranga National Park for a seven-day tour in 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both ‘needed a stiff drink’ after a terrifying moment on their Royal Tour of India, a royal expert has claimed.

The couple travelled around the country during their seven-day trip in 2016, meeting locals and learning about different charities and organisations.

On their itinerary was a visit to the Kaziranga National Park , which homes tigers and elephants, where they enjoyed a Jeep safari and a traditional festival. 

But during their visit there was a 6.9 magnitude in Myanmar.

Even though it was a long way from where they were staying tremors were felt in the park, and up to 500 miles from Myanmar.

Royal reporters covering the tour were just checking into their hotel when the earthquake hit.

Katie Nicholls, who was part of the group, told Yahoo’s Royal Box : “We were checking into our hotel when the ground was literally shaking, trembling. 

“The chandeliers were shaking, we evacuated the hotel very, very quickly.

“The Duke and Duchess were out in a field, in a hut on stilts. It was a terrifying moment for them.

“William needed a stiff drink after that, as did Kate.”

A spokesman for the couple confirmed the couple were safe and well shortly afterwards, and the tour continued as planned. 

During the visit Kate and Wills shared an adorable moment when they were on the open air safari.

As they pulled away ready to set ff at 7am, Kate squeezed William’s thigh and said, “We’re all safe” and both of them grinned.

William spotted a rhino mother and her baby wading in a marsh-like patch in the distance.

Kate gasped: “Oh wow.”