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'Amazing' Kate Plays Volleyball In High Heels
The Duchess of Cambridge has been called "amazing" as she played volleyball in wedge shoes with five-inch heels.
Kate made the most of the extra height as she made passes and hit balls over the net at the former Olympic Park in east London.
The impromptu workout came as she toured the copper box arena to see how Olympians and Paralympians are being helped by one of her charities, SportsAid.
Grace Lazard, 16, a promising volleyball player, shouted out encouragement to the royal when she joined her four-strong team.
The teenager, who had played this week in an international tournament in Denmark, said: "She was playing in heels, whoever plays in heels is amazing.
"She did really well and picked up the sport really quickly. I just feel really privileged and honoured to have played with her."
The duchess also wore a striped top, dark jacket and skinny jeans as learned about athlete workshops run by SportsAid.
Prince William's wife is patron of the charity, which gives young athletes a financial boost and other practical help at the start of their careers.
Kate was also an official ambassador for Britain's London 2012 teams.