Hockey - Duchess Catherine Cheers Team Gb's Hockey Players To Victory

Britain's Duchess Catherine was all smiles as she cheered Team GB's Olympic hockey team to victory yesterday (10.08.12).

The 30-year-old royal - who was captain of the hockey team when she was a pupil at Marlborough College - watched on in delight as the British women's hockey team won their first Olympic medal for 20 years after defeating New Zealand 3-1 to win a bronze at the Riverbank Arena in Stratford, east London.

After the game Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton prior to her nuptials with Prince William last year - congratulated the players and commented on the great atmosphere in the stadium.

She told them: ''Well done, I really enjoyed the game and the atmosphere.''

Team GB hockey star Alex Danson - who netted the first goal of the match - revealed the duchess' support made her ''proud to be British''.

She told MailOnline: ''She came to see us afterwards and said congratulations.

''She said she desperately wanted to be a part of it today and see us get that win, which we're just so proud that we were able to do.

''She used to play hockey at school and she's got a hockey background so she could probably give us some tips.

''Her support has meant so much. To have Kate here makes me feel so proud to be British.''

The event was Catherine's 19th Olympic engagement since the London 2012 Games began late last month, and she has seen Team GB win 10 medals in total.

The brunette beauty sat alongside William to witness Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips take silver in the eventing competition and earlier this week she saw Team GB's female boxer Nicola Adams win gold at the ExCel centre.


Contactmusic

Tags: Hockey - Kate Middleton - Prince William - The Game - Zara Phillips


Editors Recommendations

Game Of Thrones Recap: "The Lion And The Rose" AKA The Purple Wedding

It’s been two days since Game of Thrones, so anyone not caught up should be responsible...

Game Of Thrones Recap:

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Robin Roberts only revealed that she was in a long-term relationship with a female...

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into "The Operators" Film

Brad Pitt is keeping on with the theme of military films and, with the help of Animal Kingdom...

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

The Public Enemy rapper wanted to take a plea deal to reduce the sentence over a charge...

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

Pharrell Williams is very emotional about the effect his music can have on people...

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

The stars of stage were out last night for the Olivier Awards, honouring Britain’s top theatre talent...

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter: "Someone Buy Me Out Of This Contract"

Childish Gambino, a.k.a Donald McKinley Glover, has received a fair amount of success...

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter:

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is, without a doubt, one of the world’s greatest actors. There’s not many...

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?

The TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers Oscar-winning movie Fargo has received...

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?


More recommendations

Comments

Hockey Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Hockey

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All