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12:19 UK time, Friday, 16 March 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Paper Monitor knew the papers would have a field day after the Duchess of Cambridge played hockey with Team GB at the Olympic Park, and they didn't disappoint.

"Coy in coral pink, Duchess still cuts the mustard for Team GB," says the Times, which concludes that despite wearing "the tightest pair of coral pink jeans ever seen on the hockey pitch", the former captain of Marlborough College 1st XI hockey still has what it takes to score goals.

For the Daily Mirror, it's now "Team Kate Britain". The paper is already dishing out awards because the Duchess "certainly struck gold in the style stakes" too.

Devoting a double-page spread to the photo opportunity, the Daily Express says "Kate gives it some stick on the hockey pitch".

Meanwhile, the Sun surmises that Kate is "game for a laugh" under the headline "jolly totty sticks".

The Duchess' other public engagement of the day - and the first one with her father-in-law, the Prince of Wales - also provides plenty of media fodder.

"The Prince... appeared out of depth when he was handed an iron and asked to create a piece of art by heat transfer," says the Daily Telegraph, under a photo of them both with the caption: "Iron lady: Duchess shows how it's done".

The Daily Mail finds another angle. "Good shot, your royal higherness," it muses, next to a photo in which Kate "seems to tower over Prince Charles".

Finally a few of the papers embrace what is bound to be another fashion frenzy and focus on which shop supplied the much-coveted coral jeans.

The Daily Mail decides they are £39.99 numbers from Zara, while the Daily Mirror thinks they are J Brand jeans which coast an eye-watering £190.

Either way, Paper Monitor predicts they will be a sell out.

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