Prince William & Kate Middleton Attend National Football Centre Launch

Posted Tuesday October 9, 2012 9:28 AM GMT

Treating themselves to some sporting fun, Prince William and Kate Middleton showed up at the launch of The Football Association’s National Football Centre in Burton-Upon-Trent, England today (October 9).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attracted plenty of attention at St. George’s Park as they mingled with the players and chatted with fans.

And while she’s put on a brave face following her nude photo scandal, Kate is still struggling to get over the embarrassment she feels.

A gal pal explained, “Kate has deliberately tried to keep out of sight after the stress of the recent Jubilee tour of the south Pacific and the publication of the topless photos. She thinks the last time that people saw her she was half naked and she just wants to move on from all that.”

“They are a very strong couple and I am sure the love and support they have between them will help them get through any tough times ahead. Now she is ready to take on public life with William by her side."

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