Kate Middleton, who recently became the royal patron of England Rugby, has gained a vote of confidence from the former captain of the team.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who has taken over the role from her brother-in-law Prince Harry, joined England players last week for drills at Twickenham, a video of which was shared on Kensington Palace social media accounts. Former England Rugby captain Mike Tindall, who is married to Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall, tried to get inside information about Kate’s mistakes so he could troll her on their family WhatsApp group. However, he was left impressed by Kate’s skills and competitive nature.
The athlete revealed on his podcast “The Good, the Bad, and the Rugby,” “I text [England player] Ellis [Genge] and said, ‘Mate, please tell me anything she messed up on’ so I could sort of… family WhatsApp group, get to her, and he said, ‘No she was actually pretty good, and she was really good at kicking,’ and I was like [sighs].”
The 43-year-old added that Kate has “this competitive nature where she has to be good at things.” His co-presenter Alex Payne agreed and said, “She looked unbelievably natural.”
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