A quiet arrival! Kate Middleton waves at royal fans as she slips in the side door to watch England in the Rugby World Cup in France

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The Princess of Wales made a quiet entrance to watch England defeat Argentina in the Rugby World Cup last night – but still took a moment to greet royal fans.

The mother-of-three, 41, was cheered by a 60,000-strong crowd as she watched the match at the Stade de Marseille, France, on Saturday.

Kate Middleton opted to make a rather quiet entrance for her solo trip, and was filmed arriving at the side door of the stadium, rather than the front.

However, she still took time to wave at royal fans who had caught wind of her decision, and were waiting by the more incognito door for the Princess to arrive.  

Although alone for the visit, Kate was accompanied by the usual motorcade of black SUVs – and didn’t bother with tinted windows for the short ride.

The Princess of Wales made a quiet entrance to watch England defeat Argentina in the Rugby World Cup last night - but still took a moment to greet royal fans

The Princess of Wales made a quiet entrance to watch England defeat Argentina in the Rugby World Cup last night – but still took a moment to greet royal fans

The royal wore her her trusty £1,945 white Alexander McQueen blazer and matching trousers for the outing, which has become a staple in her public appearances. 

She complemented her suit with a dazzling jewellery set she first wore for Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015 – including her pair of £3,750 Mappin & Webb ‘Empress’ Diamond Carriage Earrings and matching £2,000 Empress Mini White Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace.

Footage from the event showed the crowd erupt into rapturous applause and cheers for Kate when she was shown on the stadiums. 

The mother-of-three appeared surprised and delighted with the reaction. 

Kate, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, watched the match without husband William, who is the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union.

William will attend Wales’ opening match against Fiji in Bordeaux later today.

It comes after the Princess of Wales was revealed to be a fan of cold-water swimming at night – and playing ‘beer pong’ with Mike Tindall.

The royal sporting revelations came to light with the release of a special Rugby World Cup edition of the former England international’s podcast: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby.

The mother-of-three, 41, was cheered by a 60,000-strong crowd as she watched the match at the Stade de Marseille, France, on Saturday

The mother-of-three, 41, was cheered by a 60,000-strong crowd as she watched the match at the Stade de Marseille, France, on Saturday

Kate Middleton opted to make a rather quiet entrance for her solo trip, and was filmed arriving at the side door of the stadium, rather than the front

Kate Middleton opted to make a rather quiet entrance for her solo trip, and was filmed arriving at the side door of the stadium, rather than the front

However, she still took time to wave at royal fans who had caught wind of her decision, and were waiting by the more incognito door for the Princess to arrive

However, she still took time to wave at royal fans who had caught wind of her decision, and were waiting by the more incognito door for the Princess to arrive

In the 50-minute episode, the Prince and Princess of Wales and Anne, the Princess Royal – who are patrons of Welsh, English and Scottish rugby, respectively – talk to Tindall, husband of Anne’s daughter Zara, and co-hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne in the green drawing room at Windsor Castle.

The recording, which was filmed on Wednesday, revealed some of the sporting secrets of the Royal Family.

As patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, it’s no surprise Kate loves to play the sport in her spare time – and sometimes even recruits her husband as her opponent.

The Princess said she believes her competitive streak comes from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. She said: ‘If I asked both my parents “Who is the most competitive?”, they would sit down for a long time arguing who is the most competitive and who is the most sporty.’

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Catherine, Princess of Wales and Patron of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU) shakes hands with Alex Mitchell of England in the dressing room following their victory over Argentina

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Patron of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU) shakes hands with Alex Mitchell of England in the dressing room following their victory over Argentina

The princess looked on keenly as England led the first half of the match against Argentina

The princess looked on keenly as England led the first half of the match against Argentina

The princess laughed and joked with officials from World Rugby ahead of the match

The princess laughed and joked with officials from World Rugby ahead of the match

William also discussed the important lesson he hopes his children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, will learn while playing team sports.  

Talking about the skills you gain from ‘those early years of playing team sport’, he said: ‘Learning to lose, which I think we’ve got to concentrate more on nowadays.

‘I think people don’t know how to lose well. Talking about our children particularly, I want to make sure they understand that.

‘I think it’s really important from a young age to understand how to lose, and why we lose, and to grow from it and what you learn from that process.

‘But also to win well, and not boast. There’s so many life lessons that help us all through life, in friendship building, in relationship building, workplace, that you gain from those early years of playing team sport.’

Although alone for the visit, Kate was accompanied by the usual motorcade of black SUVs - and didn't bother with tinted windows for the short ride

Although alone for the visit, Kate was accompanied by the usual motorcade of black SUVs – and didn’t bother with tinted windows for the short ride







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