Prince William delights royal fans with a rare personal tweet as he wishes rugby union’s British and Irish Lions ‘all the best ahead of the opening Test in Cape Town’
- Prince William has delighted royal fans after sharing a rare personal tweet
- Duke of Cambridge sent his best wishes to rugby union’s British and Irish Lions
- The father-of-three, 39, took to Twitter this morning to send his support
Prince William has delighted royal fans after sharing a rare personal tweet to offer his support to rugby’s British and Irish Lions.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, who is based at Kensington Palace, took to his and the Duchess of Cambridge’s Twitter page this morning to send his support to the rugby union team ahead of their battle against South Africa in Cape Town.
‘Wishing the @Lionsofficial team all the best ahead of the opening Test in Cape Town! It’s brilliant to see @AlunWynJones back fit and healthy, ready to lead the team. W,’ he tweeted.
The royal father-of-three was referring to Welsh rugby player Alun Wyn Jones, who dislocated his shoulder in June during a match against Japan but is now back captaining the team after making a miraculous recovery.
Prince William (pictured) has delighted royal fans after sharing a rare personal tweet to offer his support to rugby’s British and Irish Lions
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, who is based at Kensington Palace, took to his and the Duchess of Cambridge’s Twitter page (above) this morning to send his support to the rugby union team ahead of their battle against South Africa in Cape Town
Royal fans were quick to comment on the prince’s post, with many sharing his enthusiasm that Alun is back on the team.
One replied: ‘@AlunWynJones is a force to be reckoned with. An amazing leader for Wales and BIL.’
Another joked: ‘Where are you having a pint William?’, while a third added: ‘My favourite couple his and hers RH have a good day.’
William previously sent a personal message in June, in which he shared his joy at the Euros 2020 going ahead after being delayed for a year due to the pandemic.
He penned: ‘Finally it’s here! #Euro2020 Wishing all the best to the Home Nations competing this summer – looking forward to a fantastic tournament! W.’
The Lions series will finally get under way today amid an increasingly tense off-field backdrop, with the tourists frustrated by South African Marius Jonker acting as Television Match Official (TMO).
The Duke of Cambridge attends the England vs Wales match during the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Twickenham Stadium
Lions boss Warren Gatland was understood to be furious when discovering Jonker’s role on Wednesday, after New Zealand’s Brendon Pickerill was forced to withdraw due to Covid-related travel trouble.
Forwards coach Robin McBryde revealed however that Saturday’s officials told the Lions of their confidence of neutral refereeing.
‘We met the three officials who are officiating on the weekend,’ said McBryde. ‘We went through everything that’s happened to date. They were reluctant to pass any opinion on what’s happened.
‘They’re aware of it and they’re confident in the comms they’ll have on the weekend that between the four of them, they’ll come to the right decision.
‘The impression I got really was that they wanted to move on and that they trust in their own decisions and communications and the understanding between the three of them, so hopefully that will come to the fore on the weekend.’