Video shows sweet moment Prince William takes photo with royal fan
11th September 2023

Sweet moment Prince William stops to take a photo with a disabled royal fan after Wales vs Fiji at the Rugby World Cup

  • The clip, posted on Twitter, was recorded at the Stade de Bordeaux on Sunday 
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Prince William has been praised by royal fans for taking the time out to chat to a fan at the Rugby World Cup 2023.

A video from inside the Stade de Bordeaux, where William attended the match between Wales and Fiji on Sunday, shows the Prince of Wales stopping to chat to a wheelchair user who appears to have asked him for a photo.

The video, taken from above and posted on Twitter by a user named Isa, shows the Prince of Wales, 41, looking sharp in a suit at the end of the match and being led through a crowd of people.

As he walks across the blue carpet following Wales 32-26 defeat of Fiji, a man in a wheelchair catches his attention and the Prince instantly stops to walk over to him and have a chat.

The pair then pose for a photo taken by a woman wearing a striped jumper – but the Prince of Wales lingers around after the photo has been taken to chat to the royal fan.

The Prince of Wales, who is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, was among the 42,000 crowd to watch Warren Gatland’s men take to the pitch during their opening Pool C game.

Wearing a red tie with white stripes, the future King was on his feet bellowing out with pride the words in Welsh to Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – Land of Our Fathers.

William, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, was seen laughing and joking as he sat alongside Gerald Davies, the 50th President of the Welsh Rugby Union.

William gave a sideways glance as his image appeared on the big screen. But it appeared his face was not greeted with the same rapturous applause and cheers which erupted for Kate Middleton when her face was shown to the crowd yesterday as she watched England take on Argentina.

The Prince of Wales stopped to take a photo with a royal fan who is a wheelchair user at the Stade de Bordeaux

Prince William, 41, who had been watching the Wales v Fiji match in the Rugby World Cup 2023, stopped to chat and take a photo

William spoke of enjoying the opening matches of the Rugby World Cup as he visited Bordeaux to watch Wales’s Pool C fixture against Fiji.

William was greeted by Mr Davies, venue director Paul Couet-Lannes and WRU president Gerald Davies after arriving at Stade de Bordeaux.

He then met Fijian President Wiliame Katonivere before taking his seat.

The prince initially commented on the warm weather in the French city, where temperatures have this weekend reached 36C, before discussing the tournament, which began on Friday with hosts France beating three-time champions New Zealand 27-13 in Paris.

‘I can’t believe another World Cup has come around again,’ he said to Mr Davies. ‘It’s exciting when it all kicks off. There have been some good matches already. The France-New Zealand game was fantastic.’

He also expressed admiration for former Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones, Test rugby’s most-capped player, who retired from international duty earlier this year and currently plays for French club Toulon. ‘I’ll be looking for where Alun Wyn is,’ William said during his conversation with Gerald Davies. ‘He’s been there so long, he’s a stalwart.’

It is not the first time William has been captured singing the Welsh national anthem. In February, the Prince and Princess of Wales were in Cardiff to watch England v Wales in the Six Nations.

It was the couple’s first outing at a rugby match since gaining their new titles and both were spotted singing the anthem in Welsh.

In 2016 he spoke of how ‘when the Welsh national anthem goes you know you are home’.

His visit to France came 24 hours after his wife Princess Kate, 41, was spotted in the crowd cheering on England at the Stade de Marseille as the Red and Whites made the perfect start to their campaign in the 27-10 win.

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