Prince George joined his parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Twickenham this afternoon, to watch the England vs Wales Six Nations match.
George, who turns nine in July, seemed a little anxious at the formal greeting and press waiting, but was clearly enjoying the game as it got underway.
The royal trio met Jeff Blackett, president of the RFU, and Gerald Davies, president of the WRU, prior to kick-off and chatted with volunteers and council members of the RFU.
Mother-of-three Catherine was seen explaining what was going on to her eldest during the game; she became patron of England Rugby just a few weeks ago, and it was her first official outing since the announcement.
The Duke, meanwhile, has been patron of Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) since 2016, and the pair are known for their competitive streak – and tonight was surely no different! It seemed unclear who George was supporting, however, with some joking he was playing peacekeeper between his parents.
The Cambridge family have taken their children to public sporting fixtures in the past, including a Norfolk vs Aston Villa game. William is a keen supporter, and it seems his children might be following in his footsteps.
The appearance comes after the Duke and Duchess tweeted their support for the Ukrainian people following the Russian invasion.
They wrote: “In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to learn of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future.
“Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future.”
It was signed ‘W & C’.
The match finished 21-19 to England, in a close finish, but ultimately a loss, for the Welsh side.