The Waleses’ War should now begin! The Wales vs. England Six Nations game will feature a face-off between the Prince and Princess of Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.
While Catherine recently became the patron of the Rugby Football Union, William is the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). The couple is known for competing with one another, so as they watch the action from the stands, there will undoubtedly be some friendly rivalry.
In February of last year, Prince George attended his first significant rugby match with his parents, which saw England defeat Wales 23-19.
The presence of William and Catherine’s children at the game on Saturday is unknown, but Kensington Palace has announced that the Prince and Princess will meet injured rugby players supported by the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust before formally opening the Sir Tasker Watkins Suite, a new area at the stadium reserved for use by injured players and their families prior to games.
The Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust was founded in 1972 as an organization with a variety of educational, social, and sporting goals, and The Prince of Wales serves as its patron.
But helping players and their families who suffered serious injuries while playing rugby football in Wales has always been the charity’s main goal. Every Wales home game is open to all injured players, and the WRU annually hosts a “Family Day” where everyone can spend time with their families.
The royal family is a huge rugby fan, and it appears likely that Mike Tindall, William’s cousin-in-law and a former rugby player, will be joining William and Catherine at the game.
Following Catherine’s participation in a rugby training session with the England team in February of last year, Mike, who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara, gave his opinion on Catherine’s rugby abilities.
The Princess appeared “effortless” on the field, according to Mike, who hosts the podcast The Good, The Bad, & The Rugby.