Awkward Moments During the Royal Tour

Will and Kate Keep Their Cool During Awkward Royal Tour Moments

Kate narrowly avoided getting hit by a ball while playing cricket in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 14.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal tour of New Zealand and Australia is underway, and during their time abroad they've managed to tiptoe around several tricky situations. The moments have ranged from the traditional — like New Zealand's hongi tradition and the Maori's skin-baring costumes — to the silly, like Prince William and Kate Middleton trying to do physical activities in business suits and the duchess trying to make her way around an Australian beach in sky-high wedges. Keep reading to see the most interesting interactions, and come back later to see what else the royal tour brings.

— Additional reporting by Maria Mercedes Lara