Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Kate Middleton shows her sporty side

kate-middleton-hockey-hero.jpg
kate-middleton-sports-hero.jpg

As a former captain of her school Hockey Team, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate Middleton impressed with her dribbling skills when she met Team GB at the Olympic Park in London today, as part of her role as ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Wearing a pair of bright coral jeans, and blazer with an official Team GB supporters' scarf, the Duchess changed into a sweatshirt and Adidas trainers for her spell on the pitch with the National Hockey Team, scoring a goal with her very first shot.

According to The Telegraph, the Duchess was excited but very nervous to showcase her hockey skills, admitting “The last time I played was 2005, maybe. It feels like I haven't held a stick for ten years. This is going to be so embarrassing. My brain thinks I can do all these wonderful things but my body just doesn't play ball.”

But the Duchess is clearly still a natural with a hockey stick – as these pictures show.

Even England captain Kate Walsh was impressed: “She was really good. She told me that she missed playing as part of a team. She also told me that she used to hit the penalty corners and you could see that. She got low and her shots were really sweet.”

After her success on the pitch, the Duchess was given a white sleeveless team top with 'Cambridge 1' on the back.

It’s good to see the Duchess showing some support for the England Women’s Hockey team – who have high medal hopes for the 2012 Games.

Read more about Stylist's Fair Game Campaign, which aims to ban sexism in sport, here

Picture credit: Getty images

Related

rexfeatures_1648879c.jpg

Kate Middleton's winning shoe design

fair-game.jpg

Support Stylist's Fair Game campaign

me-triathlon.jpg

My next challenge: London Triathlon

Comments

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Katy Perry's bed of roses to Rita Ora's breakfast of champions

by Nicola Colyer
23 Feb 2017

Martine McCutcheon reveals what’s next for Natalie in Love Actually 2

So… are they still together in the sequel?

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

Louis Theroux targets Donald Trump in new documentary

Because he’s the hero we deserve

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

Katy Perry takes down Theresa May and Donald Trump at the Brits 2017

Her politically charged performance did not go unnoticed

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

“Access to civil partnership is a feminist issue”

Katie Russell explains why the institution of marriage does not serve women

by The Stylist web team
22 Feb 2017

Katy Perry’s “best friend” Sia helped her beat the Donald Trump blues

Hey, what are friends for?

by Moya Crockett
22 Feb 2017

Jennifer Lopez dismantles the stigma of older women dating younger men

Because being a cougar is not a thing.

by Moya Crockett
22 Feb 2017

Amber Tamblyn’s baby name announcement is genius

Touché, Tamblyn. Touché…

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Feb 2017

Naomie Harris hits back at people asking when she’s going to have kids

The actor is sick of people quizzing her about her reproductive choices

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Feb 2017

Anna Kendrick reveals why she doesn’t want to be a bridesmaid. Ever.

We can definitely relate to this…

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Feb 2017