Her first day! Duchess Kate celebrated her new position as rugby patronage by exhibiting off her personal athletic abilities.
“I am so thrilled to become Patron of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union – two fantastic organisations who are committed to harnessing the power that sport can have in bringing communities together and helping individuals flourish,” Kate, 40, captioned an Instagram video on Wednesday, February 2. “I look forward to working with them across all levels of the games, and to cheering England on in what promises to be an exciting year for both sports!”
In the social media publish, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared in a number of clips throwing round a rugby ball. Kate additionally visited Twickenham Stadium that same day to fulfill the gamers preparing for the Six Nations Championships.
Kate’s new position was redistributed to her by Queen Elizabeth II from her brother-in-law Prince Harry. The Duke of Sussex, 37, beforehand held this patronage earlier than he selected to step down from his royal duties alongside spouse Meghan Markle.
The couple made headlines in 2020 after they introduced that they have been stepping again from their duties as working members of the royal household. One year later, they confirmed their resolution to not return to their senior roles.
“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” Buckingham Palace wrote in a press release in February 2021. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”
The pair, who tied the knot in 2018, opened up in regards to the stunning resolution in a tell-all interview on CBS.
“I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped,” Harry stated in March 2021. “Trapped within the system like the rest of the family. My father [Prince Charles] and my brother are trapped. They don’t get to leave and I have huge compassion for that.”
Amid hypothesis that Prince William and Harry’s relationship took a flip since his exit, the brothers reunited on a number of events. William, 39, and Harry crossed paths at Prince Philip‘s funeral in April 2021 and for the unveiling of their mother Princess Diana’s statue three months later.
A supply later instructed Us Weekly that there have been efforts to fix the connection after Harry and Meghan, 40, welcomed their daughter Lilibet in June 2021. They are additionally dad and mom to 2-year-old son Archie.
“Kate has been reaching out to Meghan a lot more since [Lilibet] was born, she’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship,” a supply shared with Us on the time. “The firm has been instructing staffers to reach out more to Harry and Meghan to get them to soften a bit.”
As the royal household rang within the new year, a second insider revealed that Kate and William had plans to shift their focus going into 2022.
“[William and Kate] are looking forward to starting fresh in the New Year. We’ll be seeing a transition of responsibility — they’re taking on additional charity work, attending more events and making appearances,” the supply shared in December 2021. “There’s even a royal tour in the works, and of course they’re heavily involved in the Platinum Jubilee.”
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