The Royalist

07.26.12

William, Harry and Kate Play Footie and Ping Pong

William describes his football style as a 'giraffe on ice'.
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With just one day to go until the Olympic’s opening ceremony, the Young Royals kept sport front and centre today when they visited a charity their foundation supports which provides sports coaching to children.

Kate hit new heights of austerity chic, shunning designer gear for a white and grey dress that cost just £35 from a British Main Street retailer. For once, she didn’t wear LK Bennets, sporting instead a pair of £80 Pied-a-Terre wedges.

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Harry and William both wore open-necked blue shirts.

William kicked a ball around, missing a shot at goal, while Kate showed her racket skills on the table-tennis table, prompting her husband to say that, "Wth a tennis racquet or a hockey stick in her hand, Catherine is something to behold - and be aware of."

In a speech afterwards, William said: "Watching me on the football field is never a pretty sight – the expression giraffe on ice springs to mind. However it is marginally less embarrassing than seeing my brother cheat his way to becoming the fastest man on the planet."

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Kate also refereed a Judo match.

The Coach Core programme is being piloted by Greenhouse, an organisation that will train 16 to 19-year-olds to become qualified coaches and mentors for their schools and communities.