Kate Middleton Resurfaces in Public to Watch Prince William Receive His RAF Pilot Wings

Prince William’s military handlers have been criticised for allowing him to alter his training schedule so he could land a multi-million pound Chinook helicopter in his girlfriend’s back garden.

The prince flew 16 miles from RAF Odiham in Hampshire before landing in a field next to Kate Middleton’s house, just over a week before she watched him receive his RAF wings.

Prince William received his coveted flying "wings" at a Royal Air Force graduation on Friday, while girlfriend Kate Middleton looked on with pride.

Britain's Air Chief Marshall – who happens to be his dad, Prince Charles – presented 25-year-old William and 32 other graduates with their "wings" during a 45-minute graduation ceremony at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire on Friday morning.

Prince Charles, accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, bestowed the awards at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire, in his capacity as Air Chief Marshal.