Britain's Prince William, Princess Kate try bandy hockey in Sweden

EPAKate donated her hair to make wigs for young cancer patients

Earlier in the day Middleton wore a shearling Burberry coat and a pair of Sorel boots to play a game of bandy hockey, a Swedish favorite, scoring one goal while William scored two (to be fair, Middleton is pregnant). They will then join guests from the worlds of film, music, television, theatre, tech, dance, art and sport, for live music, drinks and canapés. Bandy is one of the biggest winter sports in Sweden, but outside Sweden and Russian Federation it is still largely unknown - a distant second-favourite to ice hockey.

Also on the agenda is a visit to the Karolinska Institute where they will be learning about how Sweden is tackling mental health issues among young people.

The competitive couple, whose third child is due in April, kept warm by sipping hot chocolate with local school children.

Royal watchers will find the down-to-earth attitude of the Cambridges surprising, given that Prince William's mother Princess Diana of Wales made similar efforts to dispense with formalities and raise her children in a hand-on fashion.

Prince William and Kate Middleton is now spendin four days visiting both Sweden and Norway this week, basing themselves in Stockholm and Oslo.

"The duke and duchess have asked, as with previous overseas visits, that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Swedes and Norwegians as possible", Cambridges' communications secretary Jason Knauf stated.

Bandy has a huge following in Sweden. The men's tournament finishes on 5 February.

It is the royal couple's first official visits to the two countries and comes at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Prince William and Kate, just like the rest of us, are big fans of Ikea - and they even used the brand's furniture for Prince George and Princess Charlotte's bedrooms!

It's also been reported this week that the Duchess donated at least seven inches of hair to The Little Princess Trust in switching to her new midi-bob style.

The Duchess of Cambridge wowed Swedish society in an eye-catching dress when she and the duke were guests of honour at a black-tie dinner.

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