Duchess Kate: After the Megxit, she will take over Prince Harry’s duties

Duchess Kate
After the Megxit, she takes over Prince Harry’s duties

Duchess Kate and Prince Harry appear together in London in 2019.

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The Megxit also means that Prince Harry had to give up his royal patronage. Duchess Kate is said to have taken over some of them.

Duchess Kate (39) will supposedly take over duties from Prince Harry (36) after the final Megxit. She is slated to become the new patroness of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Football League (RFL). Like the Daily Mail, citing reported on “The Times”, this is expected to be announced before the Rugby League World Cup, which will take place in England from October 23 to November 27, 2021.

In February, the palace announced that Prince Harry could not continue his royal patronage. The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II (95) and his wife Duchess Meghan (39) resigned as high-ranking royals in the spring of 2020. The couple has lived in the United States since then – together with their two children Archie (2) and two-month-old Lilibet. In early 2021, after a transition period, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that they would no longer return as active members of the royal family. As a result, they lost their patronage and Prince Harry lost his military dignity.

Kate is already a Wimbledon patron

In the summer of 2020, the Duke of Sussex revealed during a video chat in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Rugby Football League, that he wanted to teach Archie to play rugby in his adopted country of California. In addition, according to media reports, he is said to have promised that he would come to England for the 2021 World Cup …

Duchess Kate is also considered a rugby fan. Even before her wedding to Prince William (39) in 2011, she is said to have followed the English team’s games with her family. Kate is already patron of the All England Lawn and Tennis Croquet Club and the British Tennis Association and is therefore also a regular at the tournament in Wimbledon.