Kate Middleton Is 'So Thrilled' To Be Named As The New Patron Of The Rugby Football League, Shares A Sporty Video To Celebrate

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Feb. 2 2022, Published 10:22 a.m. ET

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Kate Middleton found a fun way to announce that she's now the Patron of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union — a role that once belonged to Prince Harry.

On February 2, the mom-of-three posted a video on her and Prince William's Instagram account that showed her dressed in a blue shirt and black athletic pants. She then throws a rugby ball up, and the scene switches to a young girl in uniform catching it.

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The scene switches again when the young athlete tosses it to another player, and pattern that continues throughout the 30-second clip.

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"I am so thrilled to become Patron of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union – two fantastic organisations who are committed to harnessing the power that sport can have in bringing communities together and helping individuals flourish," the Duchess of Cambridge captioned her post. "I look forward to working with them across all levels of the games, and to cheering England on in what promises to be an exciting year for both sports! C."

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kate middleton named patron rugby football league video
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The fact that the post was signed off as "C" indicates that Kate wrote the caption herself, while on other occasions, some of the Cambridges' team members post on their behalf.

While the royals are excited about her new role, it's likely upset Prince Harry, who was forced to give up the patronage when he announced that he and Meghan Markle would be permanently stepping down from the monarchy.

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An insider claimed that Queen Elizabeth had decided to give Kate the patronage a while ago, but she waited to make the announcement so as to not "antagonize" Harry.

A source noted that the Sussexes were "disappointed" that the Queen stripped them of their patronages, though they "respect the decision that was reached."

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