A Royally Good Sport! See Kate Middleton Showing Off Her Amazing Athleticism Through the Years

From rock climbing to table tennis, there's not a sport that the Duchess of Cambridge hasn't tried

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Playing the Field

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In 2012, Kate Middleton — who played field hockey while attending St. Andrew's School — sported a serious smile while training with Great Britain's Women's Hockey team at the Olympic Park.

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Hand-Eye Coordination

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Anyone up for a game of table tennis? In 2012, Kate gave the game the old college try while visiting Bacon's College in London alongside Prince William and Prince Harry.

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Free Throw

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In 2013, the Duchess decided it was time to shoot her shot and try out basketball.

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Serving Up Looks

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Anything you can do, Kate can do better ... and in wedges, no less! In 2013, just months after giving birth to Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge wowed when she played volleyball at a Sportsaid Athlete Workshop.

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Red-y or Not, Here Comes Kate

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Kate smiled as she joined a cricket game while visiting Christchurch, New Zealand, in April 2014.

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Forget A-boat It

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Dressed in nautical stripes, the royal took the wheel on the New Zealand's Americas Cup Team yacht during a visit to Auckland Harbour with Prince William in April 2014.

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Hop to It

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In 2014, the royal once again showed off her coordination when she sported wedges as she played the South African game of Three Tins during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Rock On

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In November 2015, Kate clipped in and scaled a climbing wall at the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre in Capel Curig, United Kingdom.

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She's Got a Point!

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Kate again grabbed a paddle in December 2015 for a round of table tennis at the ICAP charity day in London.

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Having a Ball

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Kate again didn't let her outfit get in the way of joining in on the fun during a royal visit to India in 2016, where she again tried cricket.

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Come Sail Away

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In July 2016, Kate and Will watched the America's Cup World Series Race on the Solent in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, from the bow of a boat.

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What a Catch!

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In March 2017, Kate played a bit of rugby in Paris with young fans while on a tour of France.

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Making a Run for It

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In 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge engaged in a bit of friendly competition while running a race during a training day for the Heads Together team, who were preparing for the London Marathon.

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Ice, Ice Baby

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While visiting Stockholm, Sweden, in January 2018, Kate tried her hand at winter sports, playing bandy hockey while all bundled up.

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What's All That Racket?

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In October 2018, Kate played tennis at the Coach Core Essex apprenticeship scheme in Basildon, England.

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She's the Captain Now

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In August 2019, Kate took the helm on behalf of The Royal Foundation in the inaugural King's Cup regatta hosted by herself and her husband, Prince William.

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Getting a Kick Out of It

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In February 2019, Kate played a game of soccer (sorry, football) with Prince William while on a tour of Northern Ireland. The pair were visiting the National Stadium in Belfast, Ireland.

Kate revealed to schoolchildren that her son, Prince George, was learning to play soccer, though he was less than impressed with her skills.

She said that George tells her, "Mummy, you're so rubbish," according to The Telegraph. "I should have picked up some tips from George," Kate joked.

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She's a Good Sport

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Despite joking that she wasn't very good at soccer, it's clear that the royal at the very least looks like she'd be good at it.

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Hearing Crickets

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On a royal tour of Pakistan in October 2019, Kate laughed while playing cricket during her visit at the National Cricket Academy.

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It's a Hit

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It would seem that Kate has a particular affinity for table tennis, playing while visiting Savannah House, a residential facility, in Dublin, Ireland, in March 2020.

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Friendly Competition

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In March 2020, Kate expertly tried her hand at hurling during a visit to Salthill Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in Galway, Ireland, as Prince William looked on.

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Swing and a Miss

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Golf may not be Kate's best sport, but at least she had a laugh about it in Durham, England, in April 2021.

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Wheel-y Fun

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In May 2021, the royal couple felt the wind in their sails while taking part in a land yachting session in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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She's an Ace!

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In September 2021, Kate shared the court with British US Open champion Emma Raducanu. Sam Richardson, the Lawn Tennis Association head of programs, said of Kate, "Her forehand is incredible."

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Climb Time

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Later in September 2021, Kate visited the Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadets at their Windermere Adventure Training Centre, and couldn't help but test out some of the climbing equipment.

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Helmets On!

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She also put her pedal to the metal, sporting a bright blue helmet while riding a mountain bike.

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