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Kate Middleton Picks Up A Hockey Stick Again As She Meets Team GB Members At Olympic Park

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Kate Middleton enjoys clutching a hockey stick seven years after she last held one | PA

Kate Middleton showed off her hockey prowess at London's Olympic Park on Thursday, as she met members of Team GB.

The Duchess, captain of the first XI hockey team at her school, admitted "she was really nervous" having not picked up a stick since she stopped in 2005.

She donned the Team GB kit to fire three shots at goal, which she missed before a tactical switch saw her score for the first time to rapturous applause.

An ambassador for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, she conceded she was "not feeling so confident" after discovering that she would partake in a light-hearted session.

She was flanked by the captains of the women and men's teams, Kate Walsh and Barry Middleton. Both teams are ranked fourth and are optimistic about their hopes of a medal.

The Duchess will later join the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for a visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery. There, Prince Charles will introduce his daughter-in-law to the work of The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts educational charity.

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