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Old 11-30-2012, 12:08 PM
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I love the photos of Catherine playing hockey. Heels are no obstacle when you're this sporty. The kids look like their having so much fun
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:14 PM
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its impressive her growth on the role, for me its a pleasure to see somebody positive progress through the years (or least since last year)
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:07 PM
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Her speech sounded great. She's improving with every speech in my opinion, and starting to sound very polished and confident.

I think the fact that she took her time and acclimated to the role at her own pace is going to eventually be perceived as quite a good decision. When she becomes a full time working royal (and my money is on that happening in 2013) she's going to be very good at it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:34 PM
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Video: Duchess of Cambridge returns to her old prep school and relives past sporting glories - Telegraph

Duchess of Cambridge returns to her old prep school and plays hockey in high heels

The Duchess of Cambridge has returned to her old prep school, St Andrew's School in Berkshire to open a new astroturf, where she tried her hand at hockey despite sporting high heels.
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I love this outfit!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:57 PM
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I know William, her family and friends must be proud of Catherine but I also think Her Majesty must be very proud of Catherine's progress in her royal role. I can imagine she's happy to be a grandmother-in-law of three.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM
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British Royals ‏@britishroyals More Kate at St Andrews links: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-nicknamed-squeak-at-school-1465421 …
British Royals ‏@britishroyals Kate delivered a short speech, watched performances from children, opened a new field, and played hockey in 3-inch heels!
British Royals ‏@britishroyals (3) Kate loved her school so much she told her mum she wanted to return as a teacher. That didn't happen. Married the future king instead.
British Royals ‏@britishroyals Notables: (1) Kate's childhood nickname is "Squeak," & had a class guinea pig named after her.
British Royals ‏@britishroyals (2) Kate was a sport fanatic. Her 1995 high jump record remains unbroken. She was field hockey captain & scored highest.
Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate's teacher tells us the Duchess was a good pupil who occasionally endulged in a little high jinx! #pillowfight!



Simon Perry ‏@SPerryPeoplemag Kate Plays Field Hockey at Her Former Prep School http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20652411,00.html …

Lotsa pics
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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Kate Middleton visits St Andrew's prep school, which she attended from age four to 13 - hellomagazine.com

Duchess Kate: St. Andrew’s School Visit! | Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton : Just Jared

Kate Middleton Visiting St. Andrew's School in England
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:18 PM
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Very nice of The Mirror to put up an extended video of Catherine in her school play.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:57 PM
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According to the Rebecca English, Catherine in addition to being sporty, has some impressive musical talent.

She was a member of St Andrew's inaugural Chamber Orchestra and of the senior flute group - amusingly known as the Tootie-Flooties - along with her younger sister, Pippa. Friends say she was also deputy head chorister in the chapel choir and was once commended in a BBC carol competition.
Shortly before she left the school, she also passed her Associated Board Grade 111 flute examination with merit and also her Grade 1V and V singing.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton reveals pet name as she goes back to prep school | Mail Online
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 PM
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Thank you for the video. She looks like she really enjoyed her time visiting the school again.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:40 PM
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Good for her. You know why they'd never let me be a Duchess? Because if I was invited back to my old primary school and had to interact with my old teachers and principal, I'd be like I AM A DUCHESS NOW AND YOU WILL BOW TO ME YOU HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE TYRANTS HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT?

But Kate is a much nicer person than me, so I'm sure she'll be fine
hahaha - you are so funny! I love it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:49 PM
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" In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I had to leave, I told my mother that I was going to come back to be a teacher."
I love the fact that she wanted to be a teacher. She would have been dynamite in that profession, because she's just so amazing with children.

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According to the Rebecca English, Catherine in addition to being sporty, has some impressive musical talent.

She was a member of St Andrew's inaugural Chamber Orchestra and of the senior flute group - amusingly known as the Tootie-Flooties - along with her younger sister, Pippa. Friends say she was also deputy head chorister in the chapel choir and was once commended in a BBC carol competition.
Shortly before she left the school, she also passed her Associated Board Grade 111 flute examination with merit and also her Grade 1V and V singing.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton reveals pet name as she goes back to prep school | Mail Online
So Catherine was a bit of a talented musician. I love that she is so well-rounded; she played sports, and was involved in music. I think both were great for her confidence. Her public speaking skills are improving leaps and bounds, and saying something, since I thought she was pretty good last February.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:53 PM
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I never knew Kate was nicknamed Squeak at school. I can imagine Kate being a teacher, from the photos I've seen she interacts well with children. Her outfit almost matches the school uniform...
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:57 PM
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Okay...First off, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to all who has shared those links w/us. Much Appreciated!!

Second...Not only do I really like her dress, but I adore her tartan. Why? Because it's *my* Family Tartan!!! When I saw the first pictures, I literally did a double take because I wasn't sure if I was really seeing what I thought I was really seeing. LOL!!

It really suits her too and I have no idea how Kate was able to take on those kids in a pick up field hockey game in those wicked heels. I would have taken two steps and SPLAT!! :)

Her delivery of her speech today was even a wee bit better than Tuesday's was. Her improvement in that department is really great and well done to HRH for that.

As for Kate's hair looking better today...Easy to do when you're not fighting gusting winds.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:06 PM
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Her delivery of her speech today was even a wee bit better than Tuesday's was.
I agree, and I wonder if it's because of the audience. I bet she was a lot less nervous knowing she was speaking mostly to children, and in an atmosphere she knows so well.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:04 PM
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HRH look great but I think she needed a brooch.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:13 PM
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My head is spinning from all the great photos today! Catherine is such a natural with children and her confidence grows with each appearance.
Catherine's next engagment is on Dec 5 , right? The 20th annual ICAP Charity Day, if I'm not mistaken.
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Yes, next one is Dec 5th then Dec 8th and 9th and then Dec 12
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