The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – affectionately known at The Royal Trio – attended the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremonies in London.
The Rugby World Cup is held every four years. The top international mens teams compete for the William Webb Ellis cup. In 2011, hosting team New Zealand won the cup in a final match against France. This year, England is hosting and hopes to “carry them home” to a cup of their own.
The opening ceremonies took place at Twickenham Stadium, the home of the Rugby Football Union and of England’s national football team. The stadium is the largest rugby-devoted stadium in the world. Its 82,000 seats were filled with the nation’s finest rugby fans, three of whom are members of the royal family – Wills, Kate, and Harry.
To begin the opening ceremonies, a historical video about the history for the sport of rugby was broadcast around the world. Prince Harry made a very
sexy special cameo as a gardener in the short film. Harry, who is Honorary President of the Rugby World Cup, gave a short speech to begin the live show. The theme of tonight’s ceremonies was “Breaking New Ground.” The event featured performances and historical tributes.
Prince William is the Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh rugby team, although he has openly admitted to being a fan of Team England as well. Kate and William have attended several of Wales’ matches, and even helped coach a youth rugby match in New Zealand.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright blue coat by Reiss. The “Emile” coat featured a high stand collar and one visible button. She accessorized with her Mappin & Webb “Empress” earrings, which we first saw at Princess Charlotte’s christening in July. The Duchess also carried a scarf by Beulah London – their blue heart shibani scarf
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to attend many of the RWC matches, including the Wales matches on September 20 and October 1. Tonight’s opening ceremonies were an exciting start to the events to come!