Duchess of Cambridge Visits Pangbourne

30 November 2012, 15:19 | Updated: 30 November 2012, 16:33

The Duchess of Cambridge has told pupils at her old school in Berkshire, she loved it so much, when she left she wanted to return as a teacher.

Kate's been visiting St Andrew's School in Pangbourne to open their new astro turf sports fields and has taken part in their annual school games to mark St Andrew's Day.

During a speech she told the children she developed her love of sport at the school and has fond memories of her time there. 

She then took to the new fields and joined 8 girls in a hockey game. The Duchess, who was wearing a navy and green tartan Alexander McQueen coat, was presented with a gift, a wooden bowl made from trees at the school.

Kate joined students and teachers for a lunch of Scottish beef and a St Andrew's special of 'birdseed' for dessert, which is a half flapjack half Rice Krispie cake.

She went to the school from 1986 to 1996 and boarded part-time during her final two years there. She still holds the high jump record.

Her parents live a short drive away in the village of Bucklebury. It's her first Royal visit to the county she was born in.