Kate Middleton’s First Royal Duty in Weeks Was Something Prince Harry Used to Do Often

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Kate Middleton has returned to work! The Princess of Wales took a few weeks off for her children’s school break, but she’s ready to start making public appearances again. She has one more task on her agenda. This is the same job her brother in law Prince Harry used for. 

Middleton’s First Appearances After Her Break

Middleton and Prince William both took a few weeks off to spend time with their kids—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—over the school break. Middleton returned to work this week after receiving the Chief Executive of the Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales. She also spoke by telephone with the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle). 

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Her schedule includes the Rugby League World Cup quarterfinal. Middleton is the patron of the Rugby Football League. One of her last duties was to send a letter of encouragement and support the England Rugby League. 

The Princess of Wales is the First Female Patron of Rugby

Middleton will be cheering on England in the quarter-final match against Papua New Guinea. It’s the first rugby match she’s attended since taking over as patron of the sport after Harry gave up his royal duties in 2020. 

The Princess is Patron of the Rugby Football League and the Figurehead for the Rugby Football Union. The first woman to hold this position is Middleton. As part of her duties, Middleton will meet both teams on the pitch, as well as observe a minute of silence to mark the tournament’s Movember Mental Fitness Match Day. This day is held to raise awareness about the damaging impact that silence can have upon men’s mental well-being.

Kate Middleton Cheered On Women’s Rugby Team

Middleton also showed her support for England’s women’s rugby team, sharing a video message with the players to encourage them ahead of their match at the Rugby World Cup. 

“For many of the team, this will be the first World Cup you’ve played in. Congratulations on being selected for the squad. I know this will be a particularly proud moment in your career so far, and I hope you enjoy every minute,”She continued. “I was also delighted to hear that some of the winning squad from 2014 are back to help bring the cup home again.”

The Princess of Wales has taken to her new role as England’s rugby patron with enthusiasm, and royal fans are excited to see her cheer the team on at the upcoming quarter-final match! 

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