The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is a natural sportswoman. Remember her playing volleyball in the Olympic Park wearing five-inch heels just three months after giving birth to Prince George? Or when she hit the court with newly-crowned US Open champion Emma Raducanu, or donned cricketing whites in Pakistan? Whatever the activity, it’s her ease and boundless enthusiasm that see her through—unsurprising for someone who led her school’s hockey team, became a star tennis player and even crewed on an around-the-world yacht during her gap year.
Her daughter, Princess Charlotte, appears to be similarly enamored with sports. She joined her dad, Prince William, who is president of the English Football Association, to throw her support behind the Lionesses ahead of their triumphant Euro 2022 victory over Germany over the weekend. Earlier that same day, her mum Kate joined Britain’s SailGP team to compete in a friendly boat race against New Zealand as part of the Commonwealth Games. Before (wet)suiting up to sail, the Duchess—a master at dressing for the occasion—arrived in Plymouth wearing an appropriately nautical striped tee with sailor shorts and her favorite Superga pumps. Below, we revisit Kate’s best sporting moments to date.