Watch Kate Middleton Show Off Her Hockey Skills

Category: Entertainment / Nov 30, 2012 12:45PM EDT
Kate Middleton showed off her hockey skills at a visit to her old school of St. Andrews on Friday (November 30). The Duchess of Cambridge jogged around an artificial pitch in three-inch high calf length boots for a few minutes against a group of eight to 12 year-olds. She trapped and passed the ball, just as she had done when she represented the school in the sport during her time there from 1986 to 1995. Kate spoke of her love of sport as she opened the new hockey field on St. Andrews Day. "Sport has been a huge part of my life, and I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunities I had to play outside on such wonderful open areas," the Duchess said in a short speech before she unveiled a plaque. "Although sadly there was nothing quite as glamorous as this when I was here!" Kate also revealed that she enjoyed her time at the school so much she intended to return as a teacher. The Duchess proved she would have looked right at home in such an environment as she held court in a classroom and was presented with a soft toy and frame by two young children. Kate was then treated to some singing and dancing by a classroom of students.