Prince George Makes Surprise Appearance at Rugby Match With Kate Middleton and Prince William

Prince William and Kate Middleton brought along a special guest to the Guinness Six Nations Rugby match on Feb. 22—their eldest son, Prince George.

By Corinne Heller Feb 26, 2022 7:19 PMTags
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Oh hi, Prince George!

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the 8-year-old future heir to the British throne made an unscheduled appearance with his parents Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Guinness Six Nations Rugby match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium in London.

Wearing a red and navy Ralph Lauren polo-style down jacket, dark pants and matching shoes, George stood solemnly in between his mom and dad—the patrons of England Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union, respectively—and joined them, the players and the rest of the arena spectators to sing the U.K. National Anthem "God Save the Queen."

The match took place six days after his great-grandmother and William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, 95, tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Buckingham Palace to cancel two scheduled virtual audience sessions for the monarch, who is fully vaccinated.

George was last spotted in public last July, when he made a surprise appearance with his parents at the UEFA Euro 2020 final soccer match between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium in London. Later that month, Kate shared a new portrait of the boy in honor of his eighth birthday.

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At Saturday's rugby match, Kate wore a black and white Holland Cooper Knightsbridge houndstooth-print coat, a black top and matching pants and suede pumps. She and William did not bring along their youngest kids, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.

The rugby match took place days after Russia launched a deadly invasion of Ukraine. Earlier Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a statement on Twitter, which read, "In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President [Volodymyr] 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...W & C."

All Smiles

The three attend the Guinness Six Nations Rugby match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium in London on Feb. 26, 2022.

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