Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Scandinavian tour with hockey-style game

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Scandinavian tour with hockey-style game

William and Kate watched a bandy game

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun their Scandinavian tour by learning about an unusual form of hockey called bandy.

William and Kate watched the popular activity in a snow-covered park in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

The game involves 11 players a side on a rink similar in size to a hockey pitch.

The Royal couple also started their day with a traditional toast, featuring a hot drink carried in a flask in a briefcase known as a "Bandy Portfolio."

They wore bobble hats and winter coats as they watched two teams playing in the Vasaparken space in sub-zero temperatures.

William applauded as a goal was slammed home by one player and watched intently as the youngsters began practising penalties.