Prince William has urged the Welsh rugby team to beat England at their World Cup fixture on Saturday – to keep his younger brother Prince Harry quiet. The Duke of Cambridge, who is the vice-patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, met with the players on Monday at their World Cup welcoming ceremony at the Guildhall in London, and told them: “Unfortunately I will be watching you with my brother, so I will need a Wales win more than ever!”
Prince William and Prince Harry will be cheering on different sides when England take on Wales
Prince Harry holds a similar role as William for the Rugby Football Union, and will be cheering on England in their clash against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday evening.
At the welcome ceremony, William also joked with the team after listening to them sing the traditional folk song, Lawr ar lan y mor. “Thank god the Welsh team play rugby better than they sing,” he quipped.
Prince William presented the Welsh team with their World Cup caps on Monday
The Prince presented the team with their World Cup caps for taking part in the tournament, telling them: “It is agreat achievement for all of you to be here whether as players, management or support staff. It will have been a long, arduous road for many of toy to get the opportunity to represent your country at a World Cup. I know you will all be fearsomely proud of being a part of this team.
“All of your sacrifices, pain and herculean efforts are about to be rewarded with the chance to make history in Cardiff and London over the next six weeks. Whilst we have been dealt a very tough group stage, I firmly believe that, with a simple, determined, match-winning mind-set, this team can progress to the knock-out stages and beyond. I look forward to having plenty to cheer about throughout the tournament!”