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Prince William and Kate Middleton send personal letter of luck to England rugby team

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Prince William and Kate Middleton send a personal letter of luck to the England rugby team.

"I would like to wish all of you in the England squad the best of luck in your game against New Zealand on Saturday," wrote William. "We all know, of course, that the Kiwis will be brutally tough opponents probably the toughest you have faced in the tournament so far," he added.

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"But I have no doubt you will take strength from the knowledge that you thoroughly deserve your place in the semi-finals and you will no doubt rise to the occasion against a formidable team." "I am only sorry I cannot be there in person, but I will be watching and to you all, from Catherine and me, the very best of luck!"

Sporty duo William and Kate are known rugby fans, having often been spotted in the stands at matches.Even Prince George has been given his own mini rugby shirt.

Wales' team captain Sam Warburton presented the shirt to William when the Duke dropped by the locker room before the Wales vs South Africa final of the Prince William Rugby Cup.

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