The Countess of Wessex paid a visit to Bisham Abbey today to meet the national hockey team and show off her sporting skills.

Sophie – wife of Prince Edward the youngest son of the Queen – headed to the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre this morning (April 28) to visit the base of England Hockey.

During her visit the Countess met players from both the men’s and women’s teams including GB players preparing to head to the Rio Olympics this summer.

The countess - who is a patron of England Hockey – was presented a signed picture by the women’s squad from 2015 when she presented the team with their gold medal after the Euro games.

Her Royal Highness then headed to the pitch where she showed of her hockey skill by taking part in some drills and shot some goals - narrowly missing a photographer’s face.

She then headed off to a carers lunch held by the charity Disability Initiative - which she is also patron for.

The 800 year-old Bisham Abbey is home to a number of different sporting organisations including EngCutland Football and Rugby Associations.