Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, unleashed her passion for rugby during a visit to the University of Hull’s Allam Sports Centre. Always sporty,
Kate actively participated in a wheelchair rugby match to promote inclusion.
Kate Middleton playing Rugby in a wheelchair
The wife of Prince William, very sporty in a navy blue tracksuit embroidered with the legend “Rugby Football League”, played a friendly game of wheelchair rugby.
Since 2021, she has been royal patron of the Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union, after taking over from Prince Harry.
The princess got down to business at the Rugby League’s Inclusion Day event, keen to highlight the importance of wheelchair rugby as the country’s most inclusive competition.
Kate spoke to members of England’s champion wheelchair rugby team and learned about versions of rugby adapted for disabled players.
Kate’s passion for rugby is well documented, from training sessions with the teams to attending England matches.
But this was her first time playing wheelchair rugby. Always athletic, Royal maneuvered the wheelchair around the track.
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) October 5, 2023
Beyond her passion for rugby, Kate’s visit highlighted her longtime dedication to sporting charities.
She has been involved in horse riding, swimming and soccer, among other sports, since she was a child. Rugby has become one of her favorite sports since becoming a patron.