The streets of Marseille buzzed with excitement on Saturday as tens of thousands of rugby fans flocked to the city’s Stade Velodrome to watch a crucial Rugby World Cup match between England and Argentina.
But among the boisterous spectators, all eyes were on the VIP box, where the Princess of Wales had taken her seat to support England as patron of the Rugby Football Union.
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Kate Middleton in a white suit by Alexander McQueen
Kate Middleton looked radiant in an all-white outfit composed of Alexander McQueen trousers and jacket, which is priced at $2,700.
She paired her white ensemble with a round-necked T-shirt in the same shade by Ralph Lauren.
As an accessory, she carried her clutch-style handbag in white woven leather from Massimo Dutti, valued at $185.
She complemented her styling with diamond earrings by Mappin & Webb valued at $4,650 and a diamond and white gold pendant necklace valued at $2,500.
The Princess of Wales in Marseille
When she appeared on the stadium screens, Princess Catherine was greeted with cheers and applause by 60,000 spectators.
Waving and smiling gratefully, the princess seemed delighted with the warm reception.
As the wife of the Prince of Wales and future Queen Consort, Kate has enthusiastically embraced her role as a promoter of British sport.
With the popularity of women’s rugby on the rise, her presence at the men’s World Cup highlights the growing importance of the sport.
Settled in a prime spot overlooking the pitch, Kate was at ease chatting with World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont.
Gone were the days when royal protocol dictated a prim and reserved posture in public.
The princess reacted animatedly to the action unfolding on the field, sometimes nervously biting her nails or celebrating big plays.
In the end, the England team took the victory 27-10.