We love when Kate Middleton — or Duchess Catherine, if you will — does stuff. We love when she rows boats. We love when she paints. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s also oddly fascinating. Kate’s latest activity? Field hockey.
Today Kate hung out with the British women’s field hockey team at Stratford’s Olympic Park. The meeting was held at her request, as the Duchess had been a field hockey player back in the day. She wore cropped coral skinny jeans, a navy blazer, heels, and a Team GB scarf, but changed into a more sensible gray hoodie and pair of Adidas sneakers to play with the team.
“The last time I played was 2005, maybe,” she told the crowd. “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.” According to the Daily Mail, Middleton took three shots at the goal from the left side (and missed) before moving to the middle and getting one in on the first try.
Later in the afternoon she changed into a pleated gray Orla Kiely dress to go to an art gallery with Prince Charles and “see the creative works of a youth charity”. Inexplicably, they also…ironed. Here, look, Kate doing stuff:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
[via Daily Mail]