When Kate Middleton announced that she was becoming Patron of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union, she took her skills to the field and showed off her athletic ability.
After the event took place, Mike Tindall, who is married to Zara Tindall and is a former rugby player, had some thoughts about the brunette beauty's performance.
"She looks a more natural rugby player than both of you put together," Tindall told his cohosts Mike and James Haskell on "The Good, The Bad & The Rugby" podcast. "I text 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 [sigh]. But she has this competitive nature."
James added, "When she was announced, I thought amazing because we know she obviously likes her rugby. But the way she caught the ball, the way she jumped in the line-out, the little outside break, she was utterly fantastic, she was really, really, really good. And so I was like amazing, and dual sport, what an amazing ambassador."
Clearly, Kate, who not shy about participating in sports, is looking forward to her latest endeavor.
"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. 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," the message read via Instagram.
While hanging with the players, Kate got to check out the facilities.
"Home of @englandrugby! Fantastic to meet the players, staff and referees representing the sport at the highest level. Even put the 👟 on to get a taste of how the teams train. Wishing both teams the best of luck in their upcoming tournaments! 🏉🏴," she wrote.