Prince William shows off boxing skills but reveals the sad reason he can't take up the sport full time

Prince William's boxing skills were highlighted at a recent royal engagement with the Princess of Wales at the London Olympic Park

Prince William's boxing skills were highlighted at a recent royal engagement with the Princess of Wales at the London Olympic Park
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Prince William's boxing skills were on full display as the Prince and Princess of Wales made an appearance at the London Olympic Park and got stuck into some of the sporting activities with their charity, Coach Core.


In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Coach Core, an organization that supports disadvantaged young people with sports coaching apprenticeships, The Prince and Princess of Wales attended an engagement. 

The charity aims to get people to re-engage with education and increase activity levels in local communities. The charity is one of the royal couple's foundations that they began funding in 2012 following the London Olympic Games and the London Riots. 

The Prince of Wales showed off his boxing abilities when he showed a few skills by Gabrielle Reid, 18, from Bournemouth, and  Joshua Jones, 21, from Birmingham.

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Speaking about meeting the Prince, the young participants in the program told The Telegraph (opens in new tab), "I taught him some basics - one-two, jab. He wasn’t bad. He picked it up quickly. Some defenses as well - some slips, some rolls," said Gabrielle. She was then asked if the royal had professional potential and added, "Definitely. Who knows? He could be the next heavyweight champion of the world. He said he really enjoyed it."

"I showed him the jab, the backhand. Then to mix it up I showed him how to throw a one-two, stance, and guard," said Joshua. He then added that the Prince admitted to having a small injury on his hand, so despite enjoying the sport, it was unlikely he could take it any further.

"It was good to see he had a few skills under his belt. He enjoyed it. He told me he had done a bit before, but he’s got a little knuckle injury or something like that, so he wouldn’t be taking it up any time soon," said Joshua.

At this event, Kate Middleton stunned in vintage Chanel as she paired the royal blue, boucle designer blazer featuring black detailing and buttons, with a pair of sleek black cigarette trousers and matching block heels. 

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