As a veteran of the soccer touchline, it's probably not the first time Kate Middleton has heard abuse directed at her husband in the heat of a sporting competiton.
However, we can't help but imagine that it's been some years (university days, perhaps?) since Kate Middleton has had to listen to supporters of the opposite side chanting rude songs about her husband's physical endowments to put her off her game.
However Duchess Kate was subjected to some traditional abuse directed at her husband's private parts when she took part in an archery contest in Bhutan today.
Traditionally in Bhutan, the Himalayan mountain kingdom where Will and Kate are spending two nights away from their Indian tour, men sing songs to celebrate hitting the target and are cheered on by women supporters who sing songs of support for their own men, and obscene chants to try to distract their rivals.
And so it was at today's contest. It turned out that the female cheerleaders were chanting at Prince William words to the effect of: "You're bald. You're a baldy. Your nose is really big. We hope your private parts are as big."
Needless to say, the abuse was all meant in good part, unlike the chanting which often takes place at British football matches.
Sonam Karma, a Bhutanese Olympic Committee official, translated for the Daily Mail the detail of some of the songs.
"They are singing obscenities," he said, when a member of the press asked him to translate. "You're bald. You're a baldy. Your nose is really big. We hope your private parts are as big."
On this occasion, the event ended with smiles and handshakes, but that's not always the case. As alcohol is often heavily consumed at archery competitions across Bhutan, the contests can sometimes devolve into drunken brawls, with archery hooliganism being one of the country's few social problems.