The magazine reported: "Kate and William have bought him a Grow-Your-Own Girlfriend kit, along with a more stylish gift - Gucci loafers because 'all his shoes have holes in them".
During the brief visit to RAF Akrotiri on the southern coast of Cyprus, William and Kate met with serving personnel, families living on the base and members of the local community.
Now that's what you'd call a truly royal mail service. As a veteran of the armed forces himself, William knows the importance of a little getaway to catch up. "It's not about credit or recognition - for you, it's just about service", he said.
Sqn Ldr Waghorn, a senior engineer who works on Typhoon jets, said: "To have such high profile visitors coming to say thank you is a real honour".
He went on to quip 'Do you want me to move out of the photo?', in order to let Kate pose by herself.
There's gratitude for you - you invite military families to a big Christmas party, and then someone thumps you with a snowball.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make a flying visit to British troops on Wednesday to wish them a "Merry Christmas".
"But I'm very, very grateful that the Royal Household put that together for our families, because it's more hard for the people at home".
"We took the children down to where the party was but everything was gone", she said.
William also spoke with a group of pilots and was overheard saying, "I told George this morning we were going to see the pilots today, and he said, 'If you see a helicopter, can you take a picture?'"
Sgt Myers, a winchman, who is now based on RAF Akrotiri, said: "He joked about my tatty badge and said I hadn't lost any weight - I'd put some on - his banter is top notch".