Title: Princess Kate Cheers On England at Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals
Princess Kate, the patron of England’s Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League, made a stylish appearance at the 2023 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Fiji. As a dedicated supporter of the sport, Kate’s presence at the match was eagerly anticipated by fans and players alike.
Kate donned a chic white Zara blazer with gold buttons, matching Lady Hilary Beaumont, who sat next to her. It wasn’t the first time she had been seen in this fashionable attire, as she had previously worn the same blazer to meet Captain Preet Chandi earlier this year. In an interesting coincidence, Queen Letizia of Spain had a similar fashion moment last year, wearing a dress that was also chosen by an award recipient.
Having Kate in the stands proved to be a good luck charm for Team England, who emerged victorious against Fiji in a thrilling match that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The win fueled England’s hopes of capturing their first Rugby World Cup title in over two decades.
Notably, Prince William also attended the quarterfinal match between Wales and Argentina alongside their son Prince George. Despite their lighthearted rugby rivalry, as they support different U.K. squads, the couple displayed unity in their love for the sport. In fact, they had previously attended the Group Stage matches of the Rugby World Cup together last month.
Looking ahead, England is set to face South Africa in the semifinals on October 21. With their recent triumph and Kate’s presence once again on the cards, England is determined to make a comeback and potentially secure their first Rugby World Cup victory in 20 years.
In another fun connection to the rugby world, Kate is related to Zara Tindall’s husband, Mike Tindall, who was a member of the 2003 England Rugby World Cup-winning team. From her family ties and her impeccable style to her skills in playing beer pong, playfully highlighted by Princess Anne’s son-in-law, Kate’s role in the rugby world extends far beyond her patronage of the sport.
As the Rugby World Cup journey continues, fans eagerly await Kate’s next appearance, hoping she will bring her infectious energy and luck to support Team England as they march towards victory.