Kate Middleton had fun during her first visit to the England teams as patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The patronage was vacated as Prince Harry was forced to return it to Queen Elizabeth II after he and his wife, Meghan Markle, decided to step down from their royal duties.
Kate Middleton Visits Twickenham Studio For New Patronage Debut
The Duchess of Cambridge wore an England rugby team outfit and studded shoes when she visited Twickenham Stadium to meet the England players Wednesday. During the visit, she took part in a training session with both men and women squads. She took the pitch with the players for two special skills sessions run by head coach Eddie Jones, Express reported.
Middleton knew that the athletes were going easy on her, and she joked, "If only it was that easy."
When she joined the mean's team, they taught her how to score a conversion kick, and Prince William's wife burst into hysterics when they lifted her into the air while trying a line-out.
The team also prepared a special present for its new royal patron. They gave Middleton three little team kits for her children Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.
Middleton made her first public engagement with the RFU just hours after Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is the new royal patron of RFU and Rugby Football League. The role was previously held by her brother-in-law Prince Harry. Middleton is the first royal to take over one of the charities held by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Kate Middleton Praised For Her New Patronage After Taking Over Role From Prince Harry
The Duchess of Cambridge received praises from fans and supporters after they learned about her debut as the new rugby patron. During her first meeting with the players, the duchess showed off her rugby skills, and she didn't disappoint her followers.
"Catherine is perfect for it," one commented on Twitter with a smiling face with three hearts emoji.
"Good 4 her," another added with raising high emoji.
"The best choice," a third user wrote with multiple clapping hands emoji.
Middleton has always been a sporty royal. She is also the patron of the Lawn Tennis Association.
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