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Princess of Wales cheered by fans during her first game as patroness of the Rugby Football League | british news

The Princess of Wales was cheered by fans as she walked onto the pitch for England’s Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea.

Kate was warmly welcomed at Wigan’s DW Stadium as she attended her first match since graduating the Duke of Sussex as patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL).

Wearing a red jacket over a burgundy long-sleeved top with a pleated skirt, the princess shook hands with players from both teams before the crunch match started, just after 2:30 p.m.

Kate, with an umbrella to protect her from the rain, clapped during a moment of “non-silence” on the occasion of the tournament’s Movember Mental Fitness Match Day, aimed at addressing the damaging impact silence can have on the men’s mental health.

She sat down to watch the game, which started well for the host nation, with England scoring a try six minutes later.

Arriving at the stadium, the princess said: “There are a lot of enthusiastic fans.”

She met officials, including TV presenter Clare Balding, the president of the Rugby Football League, who told her she would be going to as many games of the tournament as possible.

Kate also congratulated the England Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) team on winning the inaugural PDRL World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final on Sunday.

The princess asked the members of the team how they had prepared for the games and said, “Very well done.”

The Princess of Wales meets the mascots ahead of the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup quarter-final at DW Stadium, Wigan, her first match she has attended since succeeding the Duke of Sussex as patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL).  Photo date: Saturday, November 5, 2022.
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The Princess of Wales met the mascots ahead of the quarterfinals

She also spoke to representatives of groups that have been instrumental in the implementation of the Rugby League World Cup Social Impact Programme.

Launched in June 2018, the program aims to positively impact communities in the tournament’s host cities and towns.

Volunteers presented the princess with gifts, including soap, a signed shirt, artwork and some knitted hats.

The Princess of Wales in conversation with TV presenter Clare Balding ahead of the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup quarter-final at DW Stadium, Wigan, her first match she has attended since succeeding the Duke of Sussex as patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL).  Photo date: Saturday, November 5, 2022.
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Kate speaks with Clare Balding, the president of the Rugby Football League

Kate told volunteer Susan Hill, who knitted the hats, “I tried knitting once and I was terrible at it, so I’ll have to come for classes.”

Mrs. Hill replied, “It’s easy if you know how.”

The Princess of Wales arrives to meet the players for the England vs Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup quarter-final at DW Stadium, Wigan, her first match she has attended since succeeding the Duke of Sussex as patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL).  Photo date: Saturday, November 5, 2022.

The draw for the World Cup was launched by Harry in January 2020, just over a week after he announced that he wanted to part ways with his wife. Meghan as a working royal for personal and financial freedom.

There was an expectation that he would attend the England-hosted tournament, but it was postponed a year after Australia and New Zealand refused to participate, due to security concerns on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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