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Princess of Wales sends special World Cup message urging England rugby team to ‘bring the cup home’

07 Oct 2022 3 minute read
The Princess of Wales. Picture by Alistair Grant / PA Wire

The new Princess of Wales has sent a pre-World Cup message of support – to the England rugby team.

Kate, who is a patron of England rugby, said that she would be “cheering you on all the way” and urged England to “bring the cup home again”.

Wales and Scotland are playing in the tournament in addition to England, but were not mentioned in the message.

Princess Kate said: “Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment to wish the Red Roses the very best of luck at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. I had so much fun with you all at Twickenham earlier this year, and I cannot wait to see how you get on during the tournament.

“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.

“I was also delighted to hear that some of the winning squad from 2014 are back to help bring the cup home again.

“Good luck in the weeks again. I’ll be setting my alarm clock to cheer you on all the way.”

It comes days after William the Prince of Wales has met privately with the coach of the England football team to discuss his team’s preparations for the World Cup – where they will play Wales.

Prince William met with England football manager Gareth Southgate to discuss the players’ “technical and mental” preparations ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, according to the Telegraph newspaper.

Southgate is finalising preparations for next month’s World Cup and William, who is president of the Football Association, spent 15 minutes in private with the Three Lions boss.

The meeting was part of a trip to St George’s Park to mark the National Football Centre’s 10th anniversary, and part of a series to showcase the areas Prince William will continue to focus on in his new role.

Wales and England meet in Group B’s final fixture at Doha’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on November 29.

But William remains “avidly committed” to his role with England’s footballing team and will “remain a regular fixture cheering on England” despite taking on the honourary title of Prince of Wales, according to the Telegraph newspaper.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: “St George’s Park continues to deliver on the vision we set out 10 years ago to provide consistent world class support for our England teams.

“Since St George’s Park opened, our teams have won 12 tournaments, and we are confident that our best-in-class facilities, coaching and learning will support more success for future generations.

“Our investment supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England and the National Lottery continues to drive success for the English game.”


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Jack Bryn
Jack Bryn
1 month ago

The so-called ‘Princess of Wales’.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

No surprises – they’re English. If we want monarchy ( I don’t, waste of money)in Cymru, we should create our own Prince of Wales and ignore the English one.

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

Things like this dont bother me, it’s when radio Wales presenters, with English scarfs hanging in the studio, tell us we should support the English, that’s wrong in my view, leave the English alone and let them support their country as they wish, it is only right they do, save the bile for Dic Sion Dafydd’s here at home.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

They need to go now. This is getting both farcical and insulting. 🤬

The original mark
The original mark
1 month ago

So Privileged wealthy english woman, uses her position to get free publicity, and gain popularity by association with England ladies Rugby team and all the forelock tuggers fall for it,

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Prince and Princess of Wales my arse, more like Barbie and Ken. Can you believe that people camp out all night on the roadside in all weathers to worship these false gods!!!

Quornby
Quornby
1 month ago

This sums it all up really. They have zero respect for Wales and think the occasional gift of ermine for a bootlicker is sufficient to keep us quiet.

Llyn
Llyn
1 month ago

So the Princes of Wales doesn’t want Wales to win the World Cup and if they were to meet the Princes of Wales would cheer on England to defeat and knock out Wales. In what other country would this ridiculous situation occur?

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
1 month ago

So what will she do if Wales beat England?

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Barry Pandy

The forces that be will try and make sure that doesn’t happen at whatever cost just to keep her happy. They may try and substitute all the Welsh players for English ones. Would not put it past them.

Keith Gogarth
Keith Gogarth
1 month ago

Lol did anyone expect anything different! A fancy medieval title doesn’t change who you are or where your loyalties lie

Arwyn
Arwyn
1 month ago

Well, good luck to England and all that but it is quite obvious how ludicrously tone-deaf this is. That in and of itself demonstrates why the English title of Prince and Princess of Wales should be retired permanently. We could change the title of the First Minister to “Leader of the Welsh Parliament.” Yn y Gymraeg, “Tywysog Senedd Cymru.” It would have far more meaning than a notional title bestowed by the Windsor family on one of their own.

G Horton-Jones
G Horton-Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  Arwyn

You meant Battenberg didn’t you

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

Pay no heed to anything coming from a dolled up entitled Sais dame. Just not relevant.

David Smith
David Smith
1 month ago

You’d think the Brit Establishment would have at least had her make some simpering cover-all support message to any of the ‘home’ nations but it seems they’re too thick to even play this ‘fool all of the people some of the time’ card.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago

Well for what it’s worth I, the self appointed Prince of England and the annexed city of Moscow (well everyone else is claiming ownership of things they don’t possess, so I’m joining in) will be supporting Cymru (Even though our rugby team bear the German feathers)

Last edited 1 month ago by Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow

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