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Princess Kate proudly sings national anthem in waist-cinching Zara jacket

The Princess of Wales is in Marseille supporting England in the Rugby World Cup

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery on June 20, 2023 in London, England. The Princess of Wales is opening the National Portrait Gallery following a three-year refurbishment programme.
Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
15 October 2023
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The Princess of Wales is never one to turn down the opportunity to show off her athletic prowess, and on Sunday, the wife of Prince William looked polished and proud to cheer on England as they played their quarter-final against Fiji in the Rugby World Cup. 

The Princess' appearance supporting the English team comes just after Prince George travelled to Marseille with his father the Prince of Wales to cheer on Wales, but saw the team's dream of World Cup victory come to an end with defeat by Argentina.

Kate, the patron of the Rugby Football Union, looked beautiful as ever wearing a waist-cinching bouclé jacket in a snowy white hue as she was seen singing the national anthem before the game. 

The Princess of Wales in the stands during the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France.© David Davies - PA Images
The Princess of Wales in the stands during the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France.

She teamed her textured outerwear, which is an affordable number from Zara, with black wide-leg trousers. 

The Princess wore a white bouclé blazer from Zara© Michael Steele - World Rugby
The Princess wore a white bouclé blazer from Zara

The mother-of-three styled her glossy chocolate brown tresses in loose curls, letting her new It-girl bangs frame her face. The royal carried a black chain shoulder bag and added large gold hoops to complete her glamorous ensemble. 

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 15: Rob Bryers, President of the RFU, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Patron of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), and Sir Bill Beaumont CBE, Chairperson of World Rugby, are seen in attendance prior to the Rugby World Cup France 2023 Quarter Final match between England and Fiji at Stade Velodrome on October 15, 2023 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Michael Steele - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)© Getty
Princess Kate proudly cheered on England during the Rugby World Cup

"She is the moment," wrote a royal fan on X, formerly Twitter, adding a sparkle emoji to their tweet. "I'm convinced she is the most beautiful woman on the planet," added another. 

A blazer is a wardrobe staple to elevate any outfit, and no one knows this better than the Princess of Wales. 

Despite her penchant for luxury womenswear and bespoke designer pieces, the royal has a fleet of Zara blazers in her archive - and even has the cream bouclé jacket she wore to the rugby in two colours. 

Princess Kate arrives for a Portage session for her 'Shaping Us' campaign on early childhood© Getty
Princess Kate wore the same blazer in red back in September

Princess Kate's cream blazer was first worn at a February engagement at Landau Forte College Derby, celebrating Captain Preet Chandi’s solo expedition across Antarctica.

Princess Kate walking in a red blazer© Getty
Princess Kate's red blazer is another affordable item from Zara

Back in 2021, Princess Kate debuted the same jacket in a vibrant cherry-red hue. Featuring a lapel collar, double-breasted metal button fastening, lightly padded shoulders and all-over texture, it's hard to believe the royal's tailored outerwear is a high street find.

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