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Kate Middleton Is Taking Over Prince Harry’s Old Rugby Patronages

This has got to hurt. Not only did Prince Harry lose all of his military honors and ranks, but he also lost two patronages that were very close to his heart: the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Football League (RFL). Instead, they will be going to his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Here’s what you need to know.

While there’s no doubt that the Duchess of Cambridge has always been a very athletic person, rugby was something that always was very near and dear to Prince Harry. Now the handover of the two patronages are expected to be announced in the coming months, or at least before the rugby league World Cup in October and November. 

As the new patron, Kate Middleton will likely champion their new “inner warrior” campaign, which is supposed to encourage more girls and women into the game. 

Kate Middleton Is Taking Over Prince Harry’s Old Rugby Patronages

Back in February, there was a report that said Rugby Football members have been left blindsided by Prince Harry’s removal as their patron, and that’s mostly because he’s done so much work for them. According to the Daily Telegraph, things have been left in disarray after Prince Harry’s roles were left vacant with the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.

The Rugby Football League source added, “We were completely blindsided by the news to be honest. We were very keen to keep Prince Harry, he’s been fantastic.” The World Cup is expected to take place in northern England.

In addition, a source close to the Rugby Football League told The Telegraph: “The World Cup is going to take place in the north of England, which is very significant at this time and very important for the royal household to acknowledge and get behind, particularly as it will be happening in many towns where major events are not usually held. The Duke of Sussex was a high-profile figure who embraced the World Cup and we hope the next appointment will be a continuation of that.”

So far Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about the matter.

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