After it was announced that she would be following in her brother-in-law Prince Harry’s footsteps (or should it be boots?), Kate Middleton even went so far as to share a rare personal message about her new role as Patron of Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union the social media. A hilarious video (and a slew of photos) has now also been shared of the Duchess of Cambridge getting into a rugby match herself. Well, she was never one to do things by halves! Right?
Over on Instagram, a montage of the clip was shared from the Duke and Duchess’ official Instagram account, showing Kate chatting to players, passing the ball and during a training session at Twickenham Stadium (the English home of rugby, don’t you know) is lifted? .
The post was captioned: “Home of @englandrugby! Fantastic to meet the players, staff and referees who represent the sport at the highest level. Even put on the 👟 to get a taste of how the teams are training. We wish both teams the best of luck in their upcoming tournaments! “
Of course, as always when Kate shows off her athletic prowess (see: this Photos of her playing tennis with world champion Emma Raducanu), royal fans were quick to hop in the comments, praising the queen consort-to-be for her willingness and talent.
“I love how Catherine gets involved! She is such a good sport! 😍😍,” one fan wrote, while another shared, “Fantastic loved seeing the Duchess join in the workout ❤️❤️.”
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A third added how relaxed and happy Kate looks when doing anything sporty. “This is a great contribution. It’s always fun to see the royals in such an environment. Catherine always looks so happy when she’s doing something with sports! 😀🏉😀”
Last but not least, another Cambridge fan wrote: “Congratulations on your new patronages and lovely to see HRH today… Success for the team in their upcoming tournament ✨✨✨ Hope to see you at the Duke’s side to see cheering on your difference teams together 🤣🤣🤣 it will be so much fun to watch . Team Duchess or Team Duke🤸🤸🤸 ”
If the montage video of Kate playing rugby isn’t enough – fear not! There are also plenty of brilliant training day snaps to enjoy:
Sorry, but how much laughter does this one look like? Kate is in her element here, looking so relaxed (we love to see it):
Ready for another? Coming! Also, here’s one of the Duchess booting the ball (and obviously concentrating quite hard):
Discussing the Duchess’ visit, England women’s rugby ace Sarah Hunter said that as the new patroness Kate is sending out “a really strong movement and message” for women’s football.
She added: “It’s amazing to have HRH as a patron, to have an iconic woman like the Duchess of Cambridge who champions sport and encourages more young people to get through it is so good for the game. She was very interested and we chatted about grassroots rugby.”
“It’s a great feeling to have her as part of our rugby family. That she was so keen to get stuck there and fight her way through says a lot. She has natural ability and coordination and even scored a try at Twickenham!”
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