As was rumored a few days ago, Duchess Kate of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, became the new patron saint of English rugby, both of the modality known as Rugby Football League and that which response to the name of Rugby Football Union.
The future Queen of England, who already serves as the visible head of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the organizer of the Wimbledon tournament, has received this important position from her brother-in-law Harry, who has not stopped losing institutional responsibilities since he left, in 2020, the first line of representation of the British monarchy.
“I look forward to working with all levels of the sport and cheering on England in what promises to be a very exciting year for both sports,” the Duchess of Cambridge wrote on Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account.
Kate has also shared a funny video in which she demonstrates her skills with the particular ball that is used in both types of rugby.
Interestingly, and by inheritance of the Prince of Wales, William acts as the patron of Welsh rugby, so in the next edition of the traditional Six Nations tournament, the couple will be presented to the world as rivals within the framework of the competition.
In a similar transfer of powers, it is speculated that it is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, who will keep the patronage of the National Theatre that used to correspond to Meghan Markle.