Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Watch Rugby World Cup Match With Prince Harry
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched England play Wales at the Rugby World Cup with Prince Harry over the weekend.
Royals At the Rugby World Cup
At the match held in Twickenham Stadium, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton cheered for Wales in red, while Harry, clad in white, rooted for England. In the end, Harry was left disappointed as the Welshmen beat England 28-25.
Prior to the game, Harry, who serves as the honorary president of the tournament’s organizing committee England 2015 and the vice patron of the Rugby Football Union, said to supporters, “This evening marks the beginning of a celebration of rugby which I hope will inspire current players, those new to the game and future generations.”
As for William, the vice royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, he told the Dragons he needed a win from them. “Unfortunately, I will be watching you with my brother,” he told the squad. “So I will need a Wales win more than ever!”
Andy Walton, a former sergeant major in the Royal Engineers, met William earlier in the week. At the time, the prince admitted that his loyalties lied with the Welsh.
“I asked him who he was supporting and he said he was a Welshman at heart, but Harry was England,” Walton said. “I told him that I hoped he would be crying into this beer at the weekend while at Harry would be celebrating, and he said that was what normally happened.”
Though it had looked like England was going to best Wales again, the latter surged from behind in the game’s final minutes to take the victory.