During a visit to Twickenham to meet England’s rugby teams, Kate Middleton spoke of the concerns she has about her youngest son, Prince Louis, who has shown a keen interest in the sport.
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The Duchess of Cambridge may have wowed England’s rugby teams with her skills when she took part in a training session with them, but it seems she’s not the only member of her family who loves getting involved in the sport.
During a visit to Twickenham yesterday, Kate revealed that her sons Prince George and Prince Louis love to play rugby.
But he also admitted his fears for his youngest son, Louis, who seems to like the rough and tumble nature of the game too much.
According to Hello!, Kate revealed that eight-year-old George had already participated in rugby sessions at school.
She explained: “Now that there is a move towards mixed sport, it’s not just girls playing netball, but other sports like rugby, which is great.”
But as for Louis, he added: “Everyone is enjoying it, Louis is a kamikaze, we worry when he grows up, he will be in the middle of everything.”
Kate’s visit to Twickenham came just hours after she was officially revealed as the new sponsor of the English Rugby Football League and the English Rugby Football Union.
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He joined England players and officials on the pitch’s hallowed turf for a training session ahead of their first match of the Six Nations Championship on Saturday.
Kate could be seen running with the ball before throwing her hands in the air and cheering as she scored a try. Players even picked her up when she was going to catch the ball at a lineout and she also took part in a scrum.
Previously, he was given mini England rugby kits for his three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Kate has taken on the two rugby roles after they became vacant following Prince Harry’s departure from the Firm.
She had been approached to take on both jobs and in a message confirming her new roles, Kate said: “I am very excited to become Patron of the Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union, two fantastic organizations that are committed to harnessing the power that sport can have in bringing communities together and helping people thrive.
“I look forward to working with them at every level of the games and cheering on England in what promises to be an exciting year for both sports! C.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.