Kate Middleton’s Stylish Support
Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, looked delighted as she witnessed England’s victory over Fiji in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
The 41-year-old royal displayed her signature smart dressing by donning a £30 white blazer from Zara, a garment she has worn on previous occasions.
Kate, who was spotted singing the national anthem at Stade de Marseille, may have brought good luck to the Red Roses, as she had overseen their earlier triumph against Argentina in the same stadium.
George’s Absence and Diverse Supporters
Notably, Prince George did not accompany Kate to the match. Instead, she was joined by Bill Beaumont, the chairperson of World Rugby, and Rob Bryers, President of the RFU.
Tens of thousands of England fans filled the sun-kissed city to support their team.
Supporters even dressed as knights, creating a festive atmosphere with renditions of popular songs, including “Sweet Caroline.”
Belief in England’s Victory
England faced a tough opponent in Fiji, who had previously defeated them at Twickenham earlier in the year. However, dedicated fans like Blair Sales and his son Seb, who dressed as knights, expressed their confidence in England’s performance.
Others, such as Debbie Harris and Mike Taylor, came dressed as characters from “Paddington 2,” hoping that England would secure a win.
Fiji’s Perspective and the Stakes
Fijians, too, had high hopes for their team, with Isireli Vulaidausiga and Waisea Boginisoki traveling from the Pacific island to attend the match.
Their team had experienced a surprising defeat to Portugal in a previous match, making this quarter-final a crucial encounter.
George’s Animated Display at Wales vs. Argentina
In a separate event, Prince George accompanied Prince William to watch Wales compete against Argentina in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. The royal, just 10 years old, appeared enthusiastic and matched his father in attire.
The outing marked his first attendance at an international sporting event overseas.
George’s support for Wales, while his mother cheered for England, highlighted his budding interest in rugby and his growing involvement in sports.
Royal Banter and Support
Prince George and Prince William greeted prominent rugby figures upon their arrival at the match. The father-son duo donned matching navy suits and red ties, symbolizing their support for Wales.
William humorously compared the playing styles of those they greeted and shared anecdotes about their rugby history.
George’s Rugby Journey
Prince George plays rugby at school and has expressed his excitement for the sport. His parents, Prince William and Kate, have encouraged his involvement in rugby.
Kate revealed that George and his siblings, Charlotte and Louis, all enjoy rugby, with each adopting their unique playing styles.
William’s Absence at Historic Women’s World Cup
A historical footnote mentions Prince William’s absence at the Women’s World Cup final when England faced Spain in Sydney, a decision that attracted some criticism.
Nevertheless, Wales’ strong performance in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final capped off the event.
Wales’ Dominance in the Tournament
Wales performed impressively in the Rugby World Cup, finishing at the top of their pool without suffering a defeat in the group stages.
Their dominant 40-6 victory over Australia showcased their prowess in the competition.