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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support their adoptive home at rugby match

24 NOVEMBER 2012

Out to support their adoptive home, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge turned out at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for the hotly contested game between Wales and New Zealand. Protected from the chilly weather in a belted burgundy coat Kate enthusiastically sang the National Anthem from the her seat in the 72,500 capacity arena which is 160 miles from her home in Anglesey.

Going head-to-head were the formidable All Blacks, who won the World Cup title for New Zealand during 2011's tournament, and Wales' national team, nicknamed the Red Dragons. Kate's coat, a sartorial tribute to the scarlet-jerseyed team, is by British fashion store LK Bennett.

 

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Upon her arrival at the stadium the Duchess was given a pink and white bouquet of flower before she took the time to speak to Paul Davies, a former Welsh player and beneficiary of the Charitable Trust which supports injured players in his home country.

William and his wife are known sports fans, having recently attended St George's Park in Newcastle and also made many appearances at the London 2012 Olympic Games. And the Duke and Duchess are not afraid to join in on the action famously racing each other in a dragon boat competition during their tour to the US and Canada.

The match come as William and Kate embark on their busy winter of engagements. In two weeks time the couple will attend the Winter Whites Gala at the Royal Albert Hall. Held on December 8, the gala is in aid of William's patronage at Centrepoint, a charity which works with young people struck by homelessness. All eyes will no doubt be on what glittering outfit Kate will choose for the occasion.

 

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The following day the couple will show their support for the armed forces by attending the 2012 British Military Tournament at Earls Court in London. The event is one of the largest exhibitions of Military theatre in the world and promises some spectacular performances which will help raise funds for the four national charities of the armed forces: The Soldiers' Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Kate is also gearing up to attend more engagements by herself. The 30-year-old Duchess will step out as Sir David Attenborough's guest of honour for the grand opening of the National History Museum's new Treasures gallery.

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The St Andrews graduate will be given a tour of the 22 most impressive specimens that have ever been on display in the iconic museum. Six of the specially selected exhibits have been revealed so far, including the famous Archaeopteryx fossil which first indicated that birds are descended from dinosaurs.

Finally, before heading to Sandringham for a traditional royal Christmas, the duo will attend their second film premiere together. Having stepped out on the red carpet for the hit film War Horse in January, the couple will appear in Leicester Square again for the eagerly anticipated screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film is an adaptation of J R R Tolkein's famous novel of which William's father is an avid fan.

During his Jubilee tour of the All Black's native country, the Prince of Wales was lucky enough to tour The Hobbit's film studio as a birthday treat.

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