Kate Middleton dazzles in chic, heat-beating white outfit for Rugby World Cup, and sweet video captures moment she’s applauded by stadium full of fans

The Princess of Wales was in France to cheer on England in the Rugby World Cup

Kate Middleton dazzles in white at the rugby world cup
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The Princess of Wales beat the heat in Europe on Saturday as she wore a dazzling white outfit.

It’s been a busy time for the Princess of Wales. Right back from her summer holidays, she accompanied Prince William for a touching service in honour of the late Queen on Friday – and then wowed fans with a quick change as they visited sustainable farms in Wales.

If that wasn’t enough, she joined in an unexpected family reunion at Windsor Castle as Mike Tindall revealed something surprising about the Princess during a taping of his podcast.

Despite being pulled in several directions, Her Royal Highness managed to look rested and resplendent as she attended England’s first match for the Rugby World Cup in France on Saturday.

Kate Middleton stunned in her Alexander McQueen white suit at the Rugby World Cup

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Kate’s been patron of Rugby Football Union since February last year, taking over the role from Prince Harry.  

Dressed in one of her favourite white suit blazers by Alexander McQueen and sporting jewellery by Mappin & Webb, the Princess, who is the Patron of the Rugby Football Union, cheered on the squad to victory.

The cool, chic look is a favourite for the Princess, as she’s worn the Alexander McQueen suit before, most famously during her and William’s visit to Jamaica in 2022.

Kate debuted the white Alexander McQueen pantsuit in 2022, during her visit to Jamaica

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As she cheered on the rugby team, Kate was caught beaming as the crowd erupted in cheers for her.

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To complete her look, Kate brought back a familiar jewellery set with a special significance to her - the Mappin & Webb Empress earrings and matching pendant.

The earrings feature 18 Carat gold disc drops cut into an intricate design set with brilliant cut diamonds. Kate first wore the white gold and diamond earrings in 2014 and has worn them to more than 25 public engagements to date, making them one of her most re-worn accessories.

The Princess of Wales also wore the matching necklace with her earrings.

The jeweller describes the necklace as “sparkling and versatile” – and Kate’s proven this to be the case as she’s regularly sported the necklace, for both casual and formal events.

Kate Middleton at the Rugby World Cup in France

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The versatility makes it easily wearable, but there’s another reason Catherine might wear it so often – the sentimental connection. She debuted the necklace at Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015.

Her look was completed with a Massimo Dutti woven bag. It’s made from strips of responsibly sourced sheepskin leather woven together and originally retailed for £149, however, it’s no longer available to buy from the brand.

As Kate cheered on the squad, a video has caught the adorable moment the Princess was put on the stadium screens – and the thousands of fans erupt in cheers for her, causing her to flash a surprised smile and wave.

Following the rugby match, Kate visited the changing room to meet the players and congratulate them on their victory.

On Sunday evening, Kate’s husband, Prince William, will watch a match in Bordeaux. As Patron of Welsh Rugby Union, he’ll be cheering on a different team to his wife, rooting on Wales as they play Fiji.

Jack Slater
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