Princess Kate and Prince William face off in highly competitive netball contest

Prince William and Princess Kate

Prince William and Princess Kate in netball contest

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 12/10/2023

- 14:04

Updated: 12/10/2023

- 14:04

The Prince and Princess of Wales share a love of sports

Princess Kate and Prince William faced off in a highly competitive netball contest today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow.

As part of World Mental Health Week, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited this sports centre because it supports young sports people with their mental wellbeing.

Kate and William each tried their hand at netball during a mental fitness workshop today.

The happy mother-of-three could be heard shouting "Yes" while punching her arms in the air as she scored a goal in the hoop.

Prince William

Prince William aiming a ball in the hoop


Similarly, William showed his athletic prowess by scoring a goal effortlessly during his visit to the sports centre.

At one point, the prince and princess attempted to block goals from each other in a show of marital competition.

As well as netball, the royal couple tried "goal ball" today, which is a sport for the visually impaired.

For this game, the princess was blindfolded while carrying a blue ball.

Princess Kate

Princess Kate is known to be very sporty


She then threw it towards the goal ahead of her, where a blindfolded goalkeeper had to save it.

But Kate was victorious when her ball went straight into the left side of the goal.

"They are in a league of their own," a fan of the couple posted on X.

They added: "This country is very lucky to have them and their approach to mental illness is refreshing."

Princess Kate

Princess Kate gave netball her best shot


Princess Kate

Princess Kate and Prince William visited Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow


Someone else wrote: "They really are fabulous!"

Kate managed to play brilliantly today, despite still having two fingers bandaged up.

In September, the princess suffered a trampolining injury, which is still negatively impacting her fingers.

When the 41-year-old arrived in Marlow today, she was wearing a Zara blazer and her white Veja trainers.

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