Kate Middleton proved her down-to-earth nature by donning jeans and white sneakers to watch Prince George play soccer this weekend.
In a snap shared on social media, the Princess of Wales, 41, beamed with joy as she sheltered from the rain while watching her eldest son play a match alongside her husband Prince William, 41 years.
The royal mother-of-three was dressed casually for the occasion, opting for a sleek Barbour coat with a pair of blue flared jeans and white On x Roger Federer running sneakers.
She brushed her hair back from her face, opting for causal makeup for the outing, and wrapped a black scarf around her neck to stay warm.
George’s love of football is no secret, with the royal celebrating his birthdays with sports-themed parties at Kensington Palace and William saying he hopes his eldest son will one day be the ‘top scorer’ in Villa.
Kate Middleton, 41, proved her down-to-earth nature by donning jeans and white sneakers to watch Prince George play soccer this weekend (pictured, in 2019)
It emerged in July 2020 that ‘fcrazy about football Prince George “plays for a local team” during school term.
Sour sources at the time said Vanity FairKatie Nicholl: “I wouldn’t be surprised if his birthday had a football theme. George is crazy about football and actually a very good player.
They added: “During terms he plays for a local team and Will and Kate are often there to cheer him on.”
Prince George, an avid Aston Villa fan, has been spotted at several club matches over the years with his father.
The youngster has previously posed for his official birthday photos in an England jersey and was pictured chasing a ball with his younger sister, Princess Charlotte, at a polo match in 2019.
In October 2019, when he was six years old, George was pictured excitedly celebrating a 5-1 win at Villa with William, his mother Kate and sister Charlotte.
During this time he also saw the club beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in a match in April.
The prince’s love of the beautiful game was evident when he attended the June 2021 Euro final at Wembley, where England took on Italy.
George’s love of football is no secret, with the royal family celebrating his birthdays with sports-themed parties at Kensington Palace.
After joining his parents for the national anthem, George raised his arms and shouted in pure joy as Luke Shaw fired England to an early lead over Italy in the opening minutes.
But the young royal later had to console himself when his side lost to the Azzurri on penalties, having been dominated by Roberto Mancini’s men throughout the second half.
Kate’s appearance at the football match comes amid a busy period for the princess, who returned to her royal engagements after the summer break.
Last week, Kate visited the charity Streets of Growth, where she met mothers and daughters who have been helped by the service, to see some of the shoes and jewelry they have made in creative workshops.
And earlier this month, a source close to Kate and William claimed the couple were “laser focused” and “knew what they wanted from royal life.”
As they celebrate their first year as Prince and Princess of Wales, the couple have discovered what they want from the role and have charted a clear path for the future of the monarchy, those around them say.
Sources previously revealed how the little royal “played for a local team” during term time and said Prince William and Kate often cheered him on from the sidelines (pictured, in 2019).
The royal couple have ensured their presence is visible in Wales and support the King in his duties, while William wants to “continue the great work his father did” with the Duchy of Cornwall.
Addressing the Telegrapha source said the two men “know what they want” when it comes to their professional lives, adding that they “edit their own speeches and pepper their aides with questions about every file.”
William and Kate, alongside their children Prince George, ten, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, intend to be “the future of the monarchy”, the source added.
“He has a lot to figure out, and although he and his father have worked closely, he will have had a lot of ‘listening and talking’ about his future,” the source said.
“He has this unwavering commitment to duty and service. He takes this role extremely seriously and is incredibly focused on not only working hard, but also supporting his father as king,” they added.