Kudos to the team! Princess Kate appeared in her first message on camera since the death of Queen Elizabeth II while sending her best wishes to the England women’s national rugby team.
“Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment to wish the Red Roses good luck for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand,” the Princess of Wales, 40, began in a video message shared via Instagram on Friday 7 October I had so much fun with all of you at Twickenham earlier this year, and I can’t wait to see how you do during the tournament.
The Duchess of Cambridge became patron of England’s Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League in February, taking over the post from her brother-in-law. Prince Harry.
“I am delighted to become a patron of the Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union – two fantastic organizations committed to harnessing the power sport can have to bring communities together and help individuals thrive,” said wrote the princess via Instagram at the time. . “I look forward to working with them at all levels of the Games and cheering on England in what promises to be an exciting year for both sports!”
In her new post, the UK native promised she would tune in to watch the team’s games despite the 12 hour time difference between England and New Zealand. “Good luck for the weeks to come,” Kate, wearing a $100 Zara blazer, told the players. “I’ll set my alarm clock early to encourage you along the way.”
The University of St Andrews graduate also congratulated the athletes who are new to the team. “Congratulations on being selected for the team,” she said. “I know this will be a particularly proud moment in your career so far, and I hope you enjoy every minute of it. I was also delighted to hear that some of the winning teams from 2014 are back to help take the cup home.
After winning the 2014 championship, the England team finished second in the 2017 tournament. The next World Cup was originally scheduled for 2021 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will start on Saturday 8 october.
Kate and her husband, Prince William, have been on a royal tour of Northern Ireland this week. The visit marks their first official trip since inheriting the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales following the Queen’s death on September 8.
The Duke of Cambridge, 40, and his wife took part in a cocktail-making competition on Thursday, October 6, in Belfast, where they competed to see who could whip up a drink the fastest. The couple shared a video of their mini-battle via their official Twitter account, adding the caption “Who did it better?”