People.com Royals Queen of Athletic Wear! See All of Kate Middleton's Best Sporty Styles Through the Years Kate Middleton can do it all, from sailing to football to field hockey — and look effortlessly chic while she's at it By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 21, 2021 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kate Middleton. Photo: ANDY STENNING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images 01 of 17 Kate Middleton. ANDY STENNING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Kate Middleton spent an active day on both land and water in the Lake District in September 2021, sporting a helmet for some rock climbing. 02 of 17 Kate Middleton. ANDY STENNING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images On the same day in the Lake District, Kate switched her climbing headgear for a bike helmet! 03 of 17 Kate Middleton. PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The royal mom returned to her college town in Scotland with Prince William in May 2021, where the couple got competition in a land yachting race with Kate wearing jeans and a yellow helmet. 04 of 17 PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Kate skippered a boat during a charity sailing race that pitted her against seven other teams, including one headed by husband Prince William. Although her team was disqualified for starting too early, she looked stylish in a windbreak coat, shorts and a baseball cap. 05 of 17 Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty The Wimbledon regular was all smiles during a visit to the Lawn Tennis Association at the National Tennis Centre in Oct. 2017. She rocked grey sneakers for the occasion, paired with black and white athletic pants, a polo shirt and a pullover sweater. 06 of 17 Kate Middleton. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty During a Feb. 2019 visit to Northern Ireland, Kate showed off her soccer (AKA football) skills with some youngsters. 07 of 17 Prince William and Kate Middleton. Kelvin Boyes - Pool/Getty When competition with Prince William heated up, Kate pulled off her puffy jacket to reveal a white sweater. 08 of 17 Chris Jackson/Getty Back in 2012, Kate kept up with the Great Britain field hockey team in a pair of red pants and zip-up hoodie. 09 of 17 John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Even in the snow, Kate ups her fashion game! She donned bright pants and a white winter jacket paired with black accessories like a hat and gloves for a March 2016 family ski trip in the French Alps. 10 of 17 Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty And she's off! Kate wore black and red sneakers to compete in a race against Prince William during a Team Heads Together London Marathon Training Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Feb. 2017. 11 of 17 Chris Jackson/Getty The couple's royal tour to Sweden in Jan. 2018 wasn't complete until Kate swung a hockey stick in the snow — looking chic in a grey winter hat with a fluffy ball on top and maroon scarf. 12 of 17 Kate Middleton. REX/Shutterstock The royal mom covered up her puffer jacket with a helmet and life jacket while competing in a boat race in Northern Ireland in Feb. 2019. 13 of 17 Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty During Kate's visit to the Land Rover BAR during the America's Cup World Series in July 2016, she sported a polo shirt and sneakers with bold blue laces. 14 of 17 Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Kate made a fashionable appearance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, stepping out in a pair of bright red sneakers. 15 of 17 Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Kate looked ready to play in silver sneakers, athletic pants and a white windbreaker at the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative in Jan. 2018. 16 of 17 Karwai Tang/WireImage Kate stuck to her red and black color scheme for a Nov. 2017 visit to the Aston Villa Football Club. 17 of 17 CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Sporty and striped! The Duchess of Cambridge looked perfectly polished (yet ready to go) while hosting a Kensington Palace reception for runners from Team Heads Together ahead of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.