Kate Middleton Field Hockey Dreams: Athletic Duchess Of Cambridge Scores [PHOTOS]

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    Taking a swing. Reuters
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    Looking like a pro. Reuters
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    The Duchess of Cambridge. Reuters
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    Having a laugh with David Faulkner, the performance director of Great Britain Hockey. Reuters
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    The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with the Women's Team hockey captain Kate Walsh. Reuters
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Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton, played some field hockey in London's Olympic Park on Thursday.

The Duchess and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge (aka Prince William), are ambassadors for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

I really hoped to be here, I would love to see you play in the Games, she told the women's hockey team, according to a statement released by Great Britain Hockey. Now I have seen the set-up and got to see behind the scenes it would be really exciting to come back and see everyone in action.

The Duchess is actually a field hockey veteran -- she played it in high school -- but she admitted that her skills were probably a bit rusty. 

I was really looking forward to coming here but now I am here and have discovered I have to play, I am not feeling so confident, she said, according to the GBH statement. The last time I played was 2005, maybe. It feels like I haven't held a stick for 10 years.

Still, she looked quite relaxed and happy as she worked the hockey stick.

Check out these photos of the Duchess playing field hockey. Looks like she's still got it!

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