A delighted Princess of Wales was cheered by the 60,000-strong crowd as she watched England play against Argentina in the Rugby Wo
Kate stood in the stands and appeared in good spirits as she chatted with Bill Beaumont, the chairman of World Rugby, before the match at the Stade de Marseille.
The royal mother-of-three opted for her trusty £1,945 white Alexander McQueen blazer and matching trousers which has become a staple in her public appearances.
She complemented her suit with a dazzling jewellery set she first wore for Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015 – including her pair of £3,750 Mappin & Webb ‘Empress’ Diamond Carriage Earrings and matching £2,000 Empress Mini White Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace.
Kate, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, is cheering the team on today while William, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, will be there to see Wales compete against Fiji in Bordeaux on Sunday.
A video shows the crowd erupt into a rapturous applause for Kate, at which point she grins and waves.
A delighted Princess of Wales was cheered by the 60,000-strong crowd as she watched England play against Argentina in the Rugby World Cup in France
The Princess of Wales beamed and looked elegant in a white ensemble as she watched England play against Argentina in the Rugby World Cup in France
The mother-of-three is becoming famed for her sartorial elegance as well as being the wife of the heir to the throne
The royal mother-of-three opted for her trusty £1,945 white Alexander McQueen blazer and matching trousers which has become a staple in her public appearances
The princess laughed and joked with the officials from World Rugby ahead of the match
Kate stood in the stands and appeared in good spirits as she chatted with Bill Beaumont, the chairman of World Rugby, before the match at the Stade de Marseille, France
The Princess of Wales cut an elegant figure in and all-white ensemble as she watched England play against New Zealand
The princess, as patron of the Rugby Football Union, is cheering on England today
Her husband will be in Bordeaux tomorrow to watch Wales compete against Fiji
Both the Princess of Wales and her husband are enthusiastic sports fans and regularly congratulate British teams on their social media channel
The Princess of Wales first wore her £2,000 Empress Mini White Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace at her daughter Princess Charlotte’s christening on July 5, 2015
The Princess of Wales pictured meeting with Sir Bill Beaumont CBE, Chair of World Rugby, before the start of the match
The princess has become knowledgeable about the sport since taking over Prince Harry’s former role as patron of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU) earlier this year
The Princess of Wales pictures arriving at her seat in the Orange Velodrome in Marseille
The Prince and Princess of Wales will travel to France this weekend to watch the Rugby World Cup – after William was embroiled in a row over his decision to snub the Lionesses’ World Cup final last month
It comes weeks after the Prince, who is president of the Football Association and therefore responsible for promoting the game nationally and internationally, chose not to attend the World Cup final which saw England play Spain in Australia.
The cost of the trip and carbon footprint were cited as reasons for him not to go.
Palace sources said it might be considered tactless for William to return for the first time in almost a decade to publicly cheer England on in the finals they put Australia out of the tournament to get there.
A source told the Mail: ‘It was a finely balanced decision. The Prince of Wales hasn’t visited since 2014, so he would wish his next trip to Australia to be a substantial visit.
‘He met them [the Lionesses] in St George’s Park before they flew out and he has been supporting them throughout the tournament by sending private good luck messages to the manager and team.’
But critics rounded on the Prince, as the Government frantically scrambled Foreign Secretary James Cleverly to Sydney to support Sarina Wiegman’s side.
Mandu Reid, leader of the Women’s Equality Party, told MailOnline: ‘It’s utterly ridiculous that England wasn’t and still isn’t prepared to celebrate the women’s World Cup final.
‘The President of the Football Association, Prince William, isn’t bothering to attend, licensing laws haven’t been relaxed, there won’t be a screen at Trafalgar Square, and there’s been no word of any kind of large celebration should they win.
‘This last-minute scramble to show support for the Lionesses by our leaders isn’t just embarrassing, it reveals how little they think of women’s sport.
‘You can guarantee that there’s no way the men’s football team would be treated with such disregard and disrespect.’
The princess looked on keenly as England led the first half of the match against Argentina
The Princess of Wales sand the national anthem alongside other World Rugby officials prior to the Rugby World Cup France
Kate Middleton had a pleasant chat with Mr Beaumont as they watched Saturday’s match
The duchess was clearly delighted as England began to overtake Argentina in the game
It comes weeks after the Prince, who is president of the Football Association and therefore responsible for promoting the game nationally and internationally, chose not to attend the women’s World Cup final which saw England play Spain in Australia
Before the final, in a video posted on the Prince and Princess of Wales’s social media account, Prince William wished the Lionesses luck alongside his daughter Princess Charlotte, who held a football
The Princess of Wales, 41, will attend a group stage match between England and Argentina while Prince William, 41, will watch Wales play Fiji (both pictured attending a rugby match in February)
The royal sporting revelations came to light today with the release of a special Rugby World Cup edition of the former England international’s podcast: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby.
In the 50-minute episode, the Prince and Princess of Wales and Anne, the Princess Royal – who are patrons of Welsh, English and Scottish rugby, respectively – talk to Tindall, husband of Anne’s daughter Zara, and co-hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne in the green drawing room at Windsor Castle.
The recording, which was filmed on Wednesday, revealed some of the sporting secrets of the Royal Family.
Last month, the Prince of Wales receieved criticism after it emerged neither he nor the Prime Minister attended any of the England men’s World Cup games in Qatar last winter.
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said that bosses had always known William would not be attending, but that he had been a ‘brilliant supporter of the team throughout’.
Before the final, in a video posted on the Prince and Princess of Wales’s social media account, Prince William wished the Lionesses luck alongside his daughter Princess Charlotte, who held a football.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, also seemed to see the fun side as she attended the recording of a special episode of The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast
Mike Tindall, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the recording of a special episode of The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast, in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, on September 6
Mike Tindall and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on April 21, 2019
The Princess of Wales reveals that she was forced to run barefoot in a parents’ race on sports day, in what many people will think is reminiscent Diana’s famous dash during William’s sports day in 1989 (pictured)
William said: ‘Lionesses, I want to send you a huge good luck for tomorrow.
‘We’re sorry we can’t be there in person but we’re so proud of everything you have achieved and the millions you’ve inspired here and around the world. So go out there tomorrow and really enjoy yourselves.’
A beaming Charlotte, dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, added: ‘Good luck Lionesses!’
The decision for the couple to attend the matches in France comes after they enjoyed a summer break in Balmoral with the Royal Family.
They joined other family members at church as the Royal Family had their first summer break at the estate since the Queen’s death there a year ago.
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