Kate Middleton To Reportedly Replace Prince Harry As Royal Rugby Patron

The role would require some healthy competition with Prince William.

8/3/2021 11:53:00 PM

The role would require some healthy competition with Prince William.

The role would require some healthy competition with Prince William, the patron of Welsh rugby.

Related Story62 Rarely Seen Photos of Kate MiddletonPrince Harry had to give up the position when he and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped back from their royal roles. Kate's appointment to this patronage would make her the first high profile royal to take over one of the Prince's former official duties. The

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Timesalso noted that Queen Elizabeth is expected to make the announcement of Kate's new role in time for the Rugby Football League World Cup in October and November.Related StoryKate Middleton & Meghan Markle's Favorite SneakersAs the royal head of English rugby, the Duchess will also have to engage in some healthy competition with her husband, Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge is the patron of the Welsh national rugby team. Prince William assumed the role from Queen Elizabeth

, the same year that Prince Harry was named patron of English rugby.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony in 2015.Karwai TangGetty ImagesThough Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have not yet officially confirmed Kate's new appointment, the patronage would fit nicely alongside the Duchess's other sports-related positions. She is already patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (which hosts Wimbledon each year), the Lawn Tennis Association, and two charitable groups—SportsAid (which helps fund young athletes' training) and the 1851 trust (which encourages youth sports involvement). headtopics.com

This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.As the Palace turns over Prince Harry's royal duties, theTimesalso reported that Princess Anne will become the new Captain General of the Royal Marines. Though the appointment has not yet been officially announced, if true, she would be the first woman to ever hold that position.

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