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Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, took to the ice to engage in some friendly competition during a visit to Sweden on Tuesday, their first of a four-day Scandinavian tour.
Bundled up in heavy coats and pom-pom caps, the royal couple toured an outdoor ice rink in Stockholm. They met with local athletes and learned more about bandy, a version of hockey popular in Sweden.
The couple then tried their hand at scoring some goals. The famously competitive couple took part of a best-of-three penalty shootout, with the prince and his two goals emerging victorious over his wife, who scored only one.
The couple then headed to Sweden’s royal palace for a lunch hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The lunch also was attended by Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel, the parents of a 5-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are expecting her third child in April, will spend two days in Sweden. They will make visits to museums and arts centers celebrating Swedish architecture and design, as well as meet academics to discuss how Sweden manages mental health challenges.
The couple also will attend a black-tie dinner at the home of the British ambassador. Among the expected guests are members of the Swedish royal family and actors Stellan Skarsgard and Alicia Vikander.
Prince William and the duchess will then head to Norway for two days before returning to the UK.