It’s Saturday, and famously competitive Prince William and Kate are attending Wales vs. England Six Nations rugby match at the Principality Stadium.
The athletes will be cheered on by Prince William, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), and Kate, who took over as patron of the Rugby Football Union from Prince Harry last year.
And since they support opposing teams, only one will exit the stadium with bragging rights!
Here they are!— Belle (@RoyallyBelle_) February 25, 2023
The Prince and Princess of Wales have arrived in Cardiff to attend the England v Wales Six Nations match🏴🏴 pic.twitter.com/Zup5hvezM0
For the match, Kate has chosen to wear a very stylish red and white houndstooth coat by Catherine Walker, which is very reminiscent of a style her late mother-in-law Princess Diana favored. Princess Kate debuted this coat on day two of her visit to Sweden back in 2018. At the time she was pregnant with Prince Louis.
Before formally opening the Sir Tasker Watkins Suite, a brand-new area at the Stadium that is reserved for use by the injured players and their families ahead of matches, Prince William and greeted injured players who are supported by the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, whose patron Prince William is, and will also meet with Kate.
Kate, who grew up watching rugby with her family, is regarded as one of the Royal Family’s most athletic members and has competed successfully against her husband in events like wind buggy racing and dragon boat races.
She has been playing hockey and tennis since she was a small child, and she frequently attends the Wimbledon Championships. She is also the royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Soon after Kate became patron of the Rugby Football Union she admitted her new role would “make things interesting” with William.
“We’re terribly competitive. The fact we’re now supporting two different teams is going to make things interesting”, Kate revealed when she met England players during a training session a year ago.
Last year, England and Wales faced off during a rugby match at Twickenham Stadium and Kate’s team emerged victorious. Prince George, the royal couple’s oldest child, joined the couple at the game, but it’s unknown which team the 9-year-old supports.