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11/30/2012 10:04 am ET Updated Nov 30, 2012

Kate Middleton Stuns In Tartan, Plays Field Hockey In Heels (PHOTOS)

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Kate Middleton's always up to something fresh and fun, whether it's her hot new bangs or you know, plaid.

On Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge trekked out to her alma mater, the preparatory school St. Andrew's in Berkshire, for St. Andrew's Day, where students celebrate the school's heritage. (NB: this is not to be confused with the University of St. Andrew's, Will and Kate's college, which they also visited recently -- Kate attended this St. Andrew's from 1986 to 1995.)

Tartaned up in a blue and green Q by McQueen coat that matched the school's uniforms, Catherine glowed as she visited with schoolchildren and teachers. She even gave a speech, transcribed by the Daily Mail. Here's a snippet:

"It is such a treat l to be back here at St Andrew’s. I absolutely loved my time here; they were some of my happiest years, which makes it so incredibly special to be here today.

In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I had to leave, I told my mother that I was going to come back to be a teacher. While that didn’t quite happen, I was thrilled to have been asked back today on St. Andrew's Day.‬

It was while I was here at school that I realised my love of sport. Sport has been a huge part of my life, and I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunities I had to get outside and play in such wonderful open spaces - though sadly there was nothing quite as glamorous as this in my time!

I hope that you all enjoy playing sport here as much as I used to, and make the most of these incredible facilities."

And the piece de resistance: The duchess also formally opened the school's new Astroturf field, which she christened by playing a bit of field hockey -- while wearing her black heels!

We love you, Kate. Never change.

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