In Pictures: William and Kate enjoy bandy hockey lesson in Stockholm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have learned about an unusual form of hockey called bandy as they kicked off their Scandinavian tour.

The pair watched the popular activity in a snow-covered park in Stockholm before getting an indoor lesson from local players.

Royal visit to Scandinavia - Day One
A bandy hockey game takes place at Vasaparken in Stockholm (Victoria Jones/PA)
William and Kate arrive at Vasaparken in Stockholm (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
William and Kate arrive at Vasaparken (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Kate meets members of the public during a visit to Vasaparken (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
A smiling Kate meets members of the public (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
A bandy hockey game takes place at Vasaparken in Stockholm (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Players of all ages took part in the hockey match (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Kate and William meet a group of bandy hockey players (Victoria Jones/PA)
Kate and William meet a group of bandy hockey players (Victoria Jones/PA)
Kate hits a hockey ball (Victoria Jones/PA)
Kate has a go at bandy hockey (Victoria Jones/PA)
The royal was known for playing hockey at school, but not on the ice (Victoria Jones/PA)
The royal was known for playing hockey at school, but not on the ice (Victoria Jones/PA)
Kate talks to a bandy hockey player (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Kate gets advice from a pair of bandy hockey players (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Welcome to Stockholm. The standard of HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, flies from the British Residence, with English Church behind. @UKinSweden@KensingtonRoyal#RoyalVisitSwedenpic.twitter.com/HOX3X1QpZ0

-- David Cairns (@David_S_Cairns) January 30, 2018

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