Kate is very well known to love sports and has in the past showed off her love for tennis and running during royal engagements. And this passion ap
Kate is very well known to love sports and has in the past showed off her love for tennis and running during royal engagements. And this passion appears to have been deep-rooted in her school days, as the Duchess of Cambridge smashed an impressive number of sporting records while attending private secondary school Marlborough College.
Most of these records are still unchallenged, as revealed by Kate’s former schoolmate and comedian Whitehall.
Joking about a conspiracy which is allowing Kate to retain her records, Whitehall told The Sun: “Kate Middleton is on all the record boards and holds school records — some of which are 20 years old and have never been broken.
“It makes you raise an eyebrow a little as to the validity of some of those awards, bearing in mind every other school record has been broken in recent history other than Kate’s.
“Maybe there is some lenient timekeeping going on at sports days now to make sure her name stays up there.”
Whitehall added his former school appears to boast more often about having Kate among its alumni than it does with him.
He said: “I went to the same secondary school as Kate Middleton and she’s someone they like to talk about.
“I’ve been sending them a letter each year saying maybe now it’s time to put me in the school prospectus or on the walls.
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“I feel like I’m their dirty little secret.
“It’s the same with my first school — all they ever bang on about is Tim Henman.”
Kate showed off her athletic skills in February when she visited the Olympic Park arena in East London.
The Duchess wore white sneakers and tied her hair back to join the track and field athletes supported by charity SportsAid, which helps parents and guardians supporting their young talent.
During her engagement, the Duchess also learned how to throw a punch under the direction of Olympic gold medal hopeful Lutalo Muhammad.
After her visit, the young athlete commented on the Duchess’ “mean right hand”, saying: “She did well actually, I must confess a lot better than expected.
“Her right hand is mean, I hope she never has to use it for self-defence but at least she’s got some skills now.”
In July last year, Kate also competed against Prince William for charity.
The couple organised the King’s Cup charity regatta in a bid to raise money for eight charities close to their heart.
Each charity was represented by a celebrity – including adventurer Bear Grylls who won the race.
Kate, patron of Wimbledon, is also known to love tennis, a passion she has passed on to Prince George.
Last year, it was revealed the little Cambridge even enjoyed a training session with tennis champion Roger Federer, who is a friend of the Middletons as well as George’s favourite player.