I wanted to be a be a teacher, says Kate

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 01, 2012 09:21 hrs

London: The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that she held ambitions to become a schoolteacher, when she revisited her preparatory school.

During a trip down memory lane, the 30 year-old told pupils at St Andrew's School in Pangbourne, Berkshire, that her years at there were her "happiest."

She admitted her nickname was Squeak, and said that her sister Pippa were named Pip - with their pet guinea pigs later taking the same names.

Telling students also of her love of sport, she was said to be an all-round sportswoman, breaking the school's 1.50m high jump record and the 100m relay, both of which remain unbeaten today.

The Duchess, who wore a tartan coatdress by Alexander McQueen and three-inch high calf length boots, returned on St Andrew's Day.

She joined headmaster Dr David Livingstone to formally opened a new artificial AstroTurf playing field - named after the "Jubilee" - and unveiled a plaque before she met members of the school's current hockey team.

She also met teachers and students at a private lunch and visited the pre-prep school for under-fives, and joined the pupils for games she remembered from 20 years ago.

She reminisced about trees she used to climb and enjoyed her favourite pudding for lunch.

In a speech, she told students what a "treat" it was to be back at her former school, telling her mother she wanted to return as a member of staff.

"I absolutely loved my time here, they were some of my happiest years, which makes it so incredibly special to be here today," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I had to leave, I told my mother that I was going to come back to be a teacher.

"While that didn't quite happen, I was thrilled to have been asked back today on St. Andrew's Day," she said. (ANI)

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