Royal tour day 8: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket

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Royal tour day 8: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket

  1. Cricket and high fashion may seem strange bedfellows, but Prince William’s wife Kate combined both with aplomb in New Zealand when she showed off her batting skills in heels. The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge faced off in a light-hearted match during the British royals’ visit to Christchurch, providing a moment of levity ahead of a remembrance service for victims of an earthquake that devastated the South Island city in 2011. Picture: MARTIN HUNTER/AFP/Getty Images

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02. Clad in a scarlet Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit and black heels, Kate made an unlikely sight as she strode to the crease clutching a yellow plastic bat, her face a picture of concentration as William prepared to bowl from the other end. Picture: EPA/MARK COOTE

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03. His first ball was a fizzing bouncer that narrowly missed his wife’s head, prompting her to wag her finger at him while the umpire warned the second in line to the throne to find a better line and length. Picture: EPA/MARK COOTE

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04. Kate did manage to get bat on ball but it was William who impressed most with the blade, smashing a hook shot off one young bowler and dispatching another ball to the boundary.Picture: REUTERS/Phil Noble

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  1.  ‘It’s not a very wide pitch, there was no warm-up, and he bowled with a jacket on. I was impressed,’ said legendary New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee, who acted as wicketkeeper for the game in Christchurch’s Latimer Square.Picture: Ian Jones/Getty Images

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06. The Duke of Cambridge bats as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge participate in a 2015 Cricket World Cup event in Christchurch Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

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  1.  Christchurch is one of the host venues for next year’s Cricket World Cup. The event is seen by locals as a signal that the city is returning to normal after the February 2011 earthquake flattened much of the downtown area and claimed 185 lives.Picture: Ian Jones/Getty Images

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  1.  Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine (2-L), Duchess of Cambridge, talk to young girls as they attend an event for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Latimer Square in Christchurch Picture: EPA/MARK COOTE

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09. Fans wait for the arrival of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during an event for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Latimer Square in Christchurch Picture: EPA/MARK COOTE

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  1.  Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, shakes hands with a baby during a walkabout in ChristchurchPicture: REUTERS/Ian Jones

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  1.  Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds a gift given to her by a member of the public as she walks with her husband, Prince William, in Latimer Square in Christchurch Picture: REUTERS/Martin Hunter

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  1.  The royals, who began a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia on April 7, visited a memorial at the site of the CTV building, which collapsed in the disaster killing 115.Picture: Kirk Hargreaves/Getty Images

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  1.  After meeting the families of victims they attended a service at the city’s ‘cardboard cathedral’, a structure made of cardboard tubes that award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed to replace the 1881 Anglican cathedral destroyed in the quake. Picture: REUTERS/Martin Hunter

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14.  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Latimer Square Gardens in Christchurch Picture: Ian Jones/Getty Images

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  1.  Catherine Duchess of Cambridge performs the traditional Maori greeting of the ‘Hongi’ as she visits Christchurch City Council Buildings in Christchurch Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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  1.  Prince William performs the traditional Maori greeting of the ‘Hongi’ as he visits Christchurch City Council Buildings in Christchurch Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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  1.  The Wizard of Christchurch casts a spell over the royal visitors, Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge during their walkabout in Latimer Square, Christchurch Picture: AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford

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  1.  Prince William (L) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, open the new visitor’s centre in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens Picture: ANTHONY PHELPS/AFP/Getty Images

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  1.  Duchess of Cambridge view the RNZAF Memorial Wall at Wigram Air Force Base, Christchurch Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

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  1.  Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, laugh as the cord they were pulling to unveil a plaque failed during a visit to the Royal New Zealand Air Force memorial wall at the air force museum in Christchurch Picture: REUTERS/Phil Noble

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21. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge view the RNZAF Memorial Wall at Wigram Air Force Base, Christchurch during the eighth day of their official tour to New Zealand Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

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