Prince William Tries His Hand at Street Hockey, Kate Middleton Sidelined
Prince William and Kate Middleton continued their Canadian tour with a visit to Yellowknife. On Tuesday, July 5, the newlyweds made a stop at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza in the capital of the Northwest Territories, and the British royal tried his hand at street hockey with his wife looking on from the side.
Wearing a business suit and tie, the Duke of Cambridge took three penalty shots. He, however, didn't manage to land the ball in the net in all of his three attempts. His first shot hit the goalie's gloves, while the second one hit the goalie's stick. Before making his last shot, he slyly told the goalie he's aiming for the top left corner, but went for the right. Still, he missed the net completely.
Daily Mail reported that at some point of the game, the prince told goalie Calvin Lomen, "You realize you've got to let one in!" Calvin himself said afterward, "He looked like he knew what he was doing. I heard him say he doesn't know how to play, but it seemed like he had a natural talent if he practiced more."
After William failed to land the ball in the net, the crowd cheered Kate, who was a hockey player at school, to show off her skills. The Duchess of Cambridge laughed off the calls and told one of the teens standing next to her, Gloria Francis, "I would have taken a shot if I wasn't in heels." She was at the time wearing a Malene Birger dress with L.K. Bennett nude pumps.
William and Kate were later presented with Team Canada Olympic sweaters and red hockey jerseys emblazoned with "Cambridge". The No. 1 jersey was given to Kate, while the No. 2 went to William.
A day earlier on Monday, William and Kate went head to head in a friendly dragon boat race across Dalvay Lake in Prince Edward Island. His team beat hers by a third of a length, but the newlyweds showed there were no hard feelings as they shared an affectionate embrace when stepping back onto land afterward.
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