Rugby World Cup 2023: Princess Kate celebrates England quarterfinal win vs Fiji with players in changeroom, photos

Kate Middleton beamed as she celebrated England’s victory at the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in France.

The Princess of Wales congratulated the players in their changing rooms following the intense clash with Fiji at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, The Sun reports.

Kate looked effortlessly elegant donning a white double-breasted blazer from Zara and formal black trousers.

The royal mum-of-three was thrilled to meet the team behind the scenes after their glorious win.

She was delighted to shake hands with Manu Tuilagi, who scored a first-half try for England.

The 41-year-old was also pictured posed alongside players Maro Itoje and Ollie Chessum.

It came after England made it through to the Rugby World Cup semi-final after a late scare against Fiji.

Borthwick’s men won the game 30-24 but needed a late drop goal and penalty from Owen Farrell to put them through to the semis.

The drop goal that put the Red Rose side back in front was straight out of the Jonny Wilkinson playbook before another penalty, taking him to 20 points, edged them home despite a late Fiji siege.

Fiji pulled two tries back in the second half after trailing by 14 but were ultimately ousted by Farrell’s late brilliance.

England will take on South Africa after the defending champions ousted France, while New Zealand will play Argentina in the other semifinal — leaving England as the only northern hemipshere nation remaining.

The Princess of Wales was seen earlier chatting to World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont before kick-off.

The 41-year-old is a supporter and patron of English rugby while her husband and eldest son, the current and future Prince of Wales, follow the Dragons.

The Princess’ appearance came one day after Prince William brought Prince George watch Wales take on Argentina at the same packed stadium.

It was the first time the 10-year-old has watched an international match overseas.

However, the match likely ended in disappointment for the royal pair with Wales losing to Argentina by 12 points.

The young prince, who is gearing up for school entrance exams this autumn, plays rugby at school.

William, who is also patron of the Football Association, was criticised in May for deciding not to attend the historic Women’s World Cup final when England battled Spain in Sydney.

The late Queen named Kate as patron of England’s Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League in February 2022.

It was the first redistributed position previously held by Prince Harry, who infamously quit his royal roles in 2020.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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