Duchess of Cambridge Kate plays hockey at Olympic Park

15:31 15 March 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge plays hockey

The Duchess of Cambridge plays hockey

Former schoolgirl hockey captain the Duchess of Cambridge took to the pitch today to give the Great Britain women’s team a boost - before smashing home a goal.

Kate arrived wearing eye-catching skin-tight jeans, blue heels and matching blazer, but changed into a grey Team GB sweatshirt and Adidas trainers when she took to the pitch to showcase her skills.

The 30-year-old looked nervous as she joined the Great Britain Olympic team at the London 2012 Olympic Park.

But her nerves were quickly dispelled as Kate - who captained Marlborough College first XI as a teenager - wowed the crowds with her skills.

Addressing the women’s team, she said: “I really hoped to be here, I would love to see you play in the Games.

“Now I have seen the set-up and got to see behind the scenes it would be really exciting to come back and see everyone in action. Good luck with everything.

“I was really looking forward to coming here but now I am here and have discovered I have to play, I am not feeling so confident.

“The colour of the pitch is, well, eye-catching. My trousers really clash.

“The last time I played was 2005, maybe. It feels like I haven’t held a stick for 10 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.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Alan Cartwright

The teenager stabbed to death while riding his bike in Islington last night has been named as 15-year-old Alan Cartwright.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Caledonian Road Pic: Google

Teen managed to carry on riding before collapsing - murder investigation launched

Friday, February 27, 2015
CCTV footage shows when the driver loses control of the black Honda car in Hampton Road

This jaw-dropping footage shows the moment a speeding driver smashes his Honda into five parked cars in a quiet residential street before fleeing.

Friday, February 27, 2015
A teenager was stabbed near the Emirates minutes before Arsenal's Champions League game

Knife attack - just prior to Champions League game - fifth in borough this month

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Tube worker was sacked beacsue London Underground said her condition was 'too risky' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London Underground has been accused of adopting 19th century values after a tube worker was sacked simply because she had epilepsy, according to MPs.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Wales might have won the game but, jeez, that band.

Read more

Beautiful Instagram pic and motivational comment. What’s not to love?

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

Take our quiz and find out!

A survey conducted last year revealed that Britain is the fourth sexiest country in the world, with the UK sex toy industry worth an estimated £250 million a year.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

The political editor will be taking time off for treatment.

It involves a picture of a hand. You can guess what shape it is making.

About 40 swans have died in the last year and local vet says she has never seen anything like this in her 30 years in practice.

Quirky London