The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her skirt suit and heels for a tracksuit top and trainers today to join Great Britain’s women’s Olympic hockey team. And Kate Middleton even grabbed a hockey stick and joined in the practice session during her visit to the London 2012 Olympic Park.
The dressed-down Duchess ditched her trademark LK Bennett heels for comfortable trainers as she ran around the pitch at the Riverside Arena in bright colored skinny jeans.
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 color 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.”
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