Kate Middleton interrupts half-term break with Prince George, Charlotte and Louis to share comforting message

The Princess of Wales has taken time out of her half-term break with her children to post a personal message we can all relate to

Kate Middleton interrupts half-term break. Seen here she attends a SportsAid mental fitness workshop
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Kate Middleton has interrupted her half-term break with Prince George, Charlotte and Louis to share a comforting message we can all relate to.

After a busy autumn so far for the Princess of Wales, fans are patiently awaiting her next appearance as she enjoys time away from royal duties over Prince George, Charlotte and Louis’ half-term break. It’s not known exactly how they’re spending their family time and it’s possible they could have travelled to their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk. However, one thing we do know for sure is that the future Queen Consort hasn’t had an entirely stress-free start to half-term. Kate interrupted her family’s half-term break on 21st October to send a message signed with her more relaxed ‘C’ sign-off after watching the Rugby World Cup semi-final.

Kate’s nail-biting moment was made all-the-more so as England narrowly missed out on a place in the final after losing by a single point to South Africa. As the Patron of the Rugby Football Union, the Princess of Wales was rooting for a win and had been to see England play twice in the tournament, including on the opening weekend of half-term. 

Taking to social media after the match, Kate sent a comforting message to the England rugby squad praising their performance and commiserating over their loss.

“You can be so proud of yourselves @EnglandRugby,” she declared. “Though it may have been defeat today, you can walk away from this tournament with your heads held high. C”. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Patron of the Rugby Football Union

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This was a heart-warming message from the senior royal and was likely very much appreciated by the team. It also showcased a sentiment that everyone can relate to as she expressed how ultimately though things might not always go your way, you can be proud of doing your best. 

Like Prince William, Kate is known for being an avid rugby fan and they seem to have passed this passion onto their children. Prince George attended Wales’ Quarter Final match with his father on 14th October and has previously been to watch England vs Wales in the Six Nations Championship with both of his parents.

Kate also recently shared on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast that Princess Charlotte is getting to play rugby at school - something she particularly loves as these weren’t “school sports” when she was growing up.

Catherine, Princess of Wales takes part in a wheelchair rugby training session

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"Charlotte’s playing both the sports now, and it’s really good to see youngsters, particularly girls, playing these types of sports now,” she said.

The Princess of Wales has previously showcased her own rugby skills several times at engagements, including most recently when she showed off her sporty credentials at Allam Sports Centre for a Rugby League Inclusivity Day. It’s possible that she could have been enjoying some sporty activities with Prince George, Charlotte and Louis over half-term too - although when it comes to rugby it seems she might already be being tackled by her eldest son.

Prince William, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince George at the Guinness Six Nations Rugby match between England and Wales

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Speaking ahead of the Six Nations match in 2022, Prince George revealed he’d been learning how to tackle, before hilariously adding, “But I haven’t tackled you yet” to his devoted mum. However, as per The Mirror, Kate responded, laughing, “Yes you have!”, suggesting that she’s been really getting stuck into some rugby practices. 

Either way, the Princess of Wales might be sad about England’s Semi-Final loss, but she’s still got plenty of half-term to enjoy with her children this October. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!