Hockey's got Royal support

Queen watching game

If you've been watching the hockey coverage on the BBC, you may have seen some Royal faces in the crowd enjoying the games.

Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex watch England play at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - photo by Ady Kerry

The Queen and Prince Phillip both attended England Women's first game against Wales, while the Countess of Wessex - England Hockey's patron - joined Prince Edward at England's game against Malaysia.

Lily Owsley arranges a group photo with Prince Harry after their game against Australia at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Not to be outdone, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the England women's game against Australia, with Prince Harry posing for photos with both sides once the game was over.

The Duchess of Cambridge talks to some volunteers at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

While the Royal family are supporting every sport at the Games, we're glad hockey is getting so much of their attention, and of course we know that the Duchess of Cambridge has a keen interest on a personal level having played herself for many years.