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Kate Middleton Plays Ping Pong, Soccer with Princes William and Harry

Celebrity News Jul. 26, 2012 AT 12:00PM
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kicks a football on the football pitch as she visits Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kicks a football on the football pitch as she visits Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Kate Middleton was just one of the guys in London on Thursday!

The Duchess of Cambridge -- who was a field hockey player in school -- proved she's not just a gorgeous gal in pretty clothes during her appearance with Princes William and Harry at the Coach Core (a sports coaching initiative for 16-19-year-olds) launch. Dressed in a belted Hobbs "Wessex" dress and sporting Pied-a-Terre wedges, the 30-year-old rolled up her sleeves to partake in the school's sports just one day before the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to Prince Harry as she attends a reception during a visit to Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to Prince Harry as she attends a reception during a visit to Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
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For her first sport, Kate challenged some players to a table tennis match. A witness tells Us Weekly, "The coach instructed her to 'Get low!' and she gave it her best shot and even scored a few points!"

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Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Credit: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays table tennis as she visits Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

While Prince William, 30, spent time on the soccer field, his younger brother, Prince Harry, 27, hit the basketball court. After wrapping up her table tennis match, Kate shed her shoes to referee a judo match -- and made sure to put on her game face.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge starts a judo match as she visits Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge starts a judo match as she visits Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
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As the royal trio were wrapping up their trip, Prince William gave a cheeky speech on how sports have played an important role in their lives.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge tries out his football skills during a visit to Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge tries out his football skills during a visit to Bacon's College on July 26, 2012 in London, England.
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"Watching me on the football [soccer] 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," he joked, referring to Harry's race against Usain Bolt during his trip to Jamaica in March. "Catherine, on the other hand, with a tennis racquet or a hockey stick is something to behold and be aware of."

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