Friday, August 31, 2012

Prince William and Kate's 'deadly' Borneo jungle trip

Royals could face poisonous snakes and spiders in rainforest visit

PRINCE William and wife Kate could walk across this dizzying tree-top walk next month — complete with killer spiders and snakes.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will jet off to a rainforest in Malaysia as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Royal couple, both 30, may come face-to-face with orang-utans, poisonous frogs and deadly snakes when they arrive in Sabah, an Eastern territory in Malaysian Borneo, in September.

The pair will also stroll along a 100ft tree-top rope bridge and will have to wear special leech-proof socks while trekking in the jungle.

A spokeswoman for the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur said: “Sabah is abuzz with the news of the visit.

“The Duke and Duchess are going to Danum Valley where they will be experiencing the jungle.

“To my knowledge Kate and Wills will be the first Royals to visit Danum Valley.”

She added: “The main reason for the trip is the Duke’s longstanding interest in conservation, and Sabah is home to some of the last remaining areas of tropical rainforest in South East Asia.”

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