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Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge get adorably competitive playing hockey in Sweden

The royal couple started off their four-day tour to Sweden and Norway on a sporty note!
by Eun Kyung Kim / / Source: TODAY

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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.

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Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge have some fun while attending a bandy hockey match during their first day in Sweden.Getty Images

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.

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Duchess of Cambridge aims to make a goal in a bandy shootout against her husband.Getty Images
The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Sweden And Norway - Day 1
Prince William takes the hockey competition very seriously!MICHAEL CAMPANELLA / Getty Images

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.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has a good laugh (possibly at her husband's expense)Getty Images
Image: The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Sweden And Norway - Day 1
The royal couple enjoyed some warm drinks while on the ice.Getty Images

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.

Image: Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge are greeted by Sweden's King Gustaf, Queen Silvia , Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria ahead of a lunch at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Sweden's King Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria ahead of a lunch at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.Reuters

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.

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