The Prince and Princess of Wales are set to travel to France at the weekend to cheer on England and Wales as they compete in the men’s Rugby World Cup.
As patron of the Rugby Football Union, Princess Kate will attend a group stage match between England and Argentina at the Stade de Marseille on Saturday.
Prince William, meanwhile, who is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, will watch Wales take on Fiji at the Stade de Bordeaux on Sunday.
The royal couple’s upcoming trip comes after Prince William faced a huge backlash over his decision to miss the Lionesses FIFA World Cup final match in Sydney.
Whilst William wasn’t present in person, he reportedly enjoyed watching the hotly anticipated final at his stately country home Anmer Hall alongside Princess Kate and their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Ahead of the Lionesses’ big game, Prince William apologised for not attending their historic match.
In a sweet video shared to social media, Prince William and his daughter Princess Charlotte joined forces to share a message of support. “Lionesses, we want to send you a huge good luck for tomorrow,” Prince William said.
“We’re sorry we can’t be there in person, but we’re so proud of everything you achieved and the millions you’ve inspired here and around the world. So, go out there tomorrow and really enjoy yourselves.”
Charlotte, who was smiling sweetly all throughout the video, then added: “Good luck Lionesses!”
For the good luck message, Prince William dressed down in a pair of blue jeans and a matching blue linen shirt. Princess Charlotte, meanwhile, looked charming in a blue and white striped top and a pair of denim shorts.
The Prince has been president of the Football Association (FA) since 2006 and has been a huge advocate for promoting and supporting women’s football.