Princess Kate will be probably become the new patron of Welsh football, lol

Last week, Prince William made a special effort to support the English national football team, the Three Lions, ahead of their trip to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. William is the new Prince of Wales and he’s also the honorary president of the Football Association. So, Welsh people actually took issue with “the Prince of Wales” explicitly supporting the English team, especially when the Welsh football team is also playing in the World Cup. Michael Sheen sort of became the face of the Welsh criticism, and when Sheen’s criticism was mentioned to William, William went out of his way to… say that he’s supporting the Three Lions because he’s always supported them, but good luck to Wales or whatever. Sheen then kept on talking about how it’s completely inappropriate that any Englishman has the Tywysog Cymru title. Well, the Windsors have a solution to this entirely self-made dilemma! The new Princess of Wales will likely be named the new patron of Welsh Football.

The Princess of Wales is tipped to become a patron of Welsh football following criticism from Welsh actor Michael Sheen over the Prince of Wales supporting England during the World Cup in Qatar. Princess Kate could take on the role after also becoming the patron of the English Rugby Union and Rugby League in February.

The Princess cheered on the England teams in the women’s Rugby Union World Cup and the men and women’s squads in the Rugby League World Cup in October and November.

A source told The Express: ‘It’s being discussed as part of a much bigger review of royal patronages.’

Prince William rejected Mr Sheen’s criticism, saying that he would be supporting both England and Wales during the tournament. The Prince, who is the President of the English Football Association, handed out shirts to the England squad before they set off to Qatar ahead of the competition kicking off on Sunday. Mr Sheen argued it was ‘entirely inappropriate’ for William to support England while holding the title Prince of Wales.

Princess Kate may now relieve the tension over the Welsh national team by becoming the figurehead of the Football Association of Wales, a role previously held by Queen Elizabeth II. England and Wales will play in the same group in the World Cup as the Welsh national team joins the competition for the first time since 1958. In a video shared online by the English FA, the Prince of Wales proclaimed to the England squad: ‘We’re all rooting for you.’

[From The Daily Mail]

This honestly should have been cleared up before the World Cup, for goodness sake. The Welsh team did this extraordinary thing by qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in over 60 years and they don’t have a royal patron, and the current Prince of Wales is too stupid to make a diplomatic effort to show them any real support. I guess the Windsors didn’t think to come up with a replacement before now. I suspect that there really is a “review” of patronages happening right now, but it’s not going to be a big reshuffle. It’s more likely that the biggest patronages are handed out to William, Kate, Charles and Camilla, and most of the smaller ones will just go patron-less from now on. Charles would prefer that to giving his siblings any kind of substantial patronage portfolio. Anyway, I hope they do make Kate the patron of Welsh football. The people of Wales will haaaaate that. They’ll hate it even more when Kate only shows up once every four years.

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51 Responses to “Princess Kate will be probably become the new patron of Welsh football, lol”

  1. Rapunzel says:

    Christ they’re bad at this. This was… not the move. Gross af.

    • Moxylady says:

      Jesus. That outfit makes her look like a Disney villain. Does she not look in mirrors? Plan things out? I just…. You don’t even need a stylist! Pinterest and a mirror!

      • kelleybelle says:

        The earrings are evening jewelry and too overwhelming for both she and the occasion. Why can she never wear the right jewelry? The Christmas tree brooch, same thing. Too big for her frail frame and completely gaudy and out of place.

  2. Scout says:

    Another patronage to be honored with her in-attention.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Exactly. She’s barely paid attention to the Rugby.

    • CER says:

      But she’ll forever be keen to listen and learn about Welsh football.

      • The Duchess says:

        You can just envision the future engagements now. “The Princess of Keen has visited [insert local welsh football charity] to learn more about [insert Keen of choice]”. Spare us all of the nonsense, Kitty.

    • Christine says:

      Cannot already has Pinterest boards for how she is going to dress the kids, for her fake “rivalry” with Willnot. These two idiots honestly think they are going to slapstick this problem with Wales into something positive, for them.

  3. Becks1 says:

    LOL, sure, I guess that’s one possible solution, right?

    I feel like someone is trying to make a rivalry happen between the Waleses when it comes to sports – and that someone might be Kate herself, lol. I wonder if the thinking is that its cute or endearing if they are facing off or something?

    Remember when they attend the rugby match in February (I think) and it was England vs Wales and William made some sort of comment about how Kate was trying to make it into a “thing” and he just didn’t really care?

    • Rapunzel says:

      She gets competitive a lot. They’ve had some sailing races where they’ve competed, right? I seem to recall her being very very happy then.

      • KFG says:

        Or, and hear me out, Chuck needs a new scapegoat. So since Eddie the unknown, isn’t visible enough for people to care, he has set up the wailses to now be the fall guys. And he still hates Kkkate and CarolE for their skip Charles campaign, so he is definitely making Kkkate his scapegoat.

    • Woke says:

      Lol yes that’s what is happening beside the politics of the POW title. That’s one of their running and favorite narrative along with broody Kate. They love it. They bring it up every time they do any sport thing.

    • equality says:

      Maybe she gets more attention from him when competing with him?

    • Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

      I can absolutely buy that she’s trying to create a rivarly with sports lol. She likes sports in general and she’s apparently very competitive (not so much in being the most hard working royal but everything and everywhere else) so yeah.

    • Lizzie says:

      I think the rr think it’s cute for there to be a sports competition between the Wails and will get people behind either team Kate or Team Will.

  4. SomeChick says:

    she looks just like Carole at the queen’s funeral… but worse.

  5. Hey Kay says:

    Rapunzel, nailed it!

  6. Amy Bee says:

    There is absolutely no forward thinking in the Royal Family that’s why they find themselves in these messes all the time.

  7. kyliegirl says:

    Britain is going through a major cost of living crisis and many organizations that are trying to help are without royal patrons, but the sports patronages MUST be covered. Priorities people! Also, the new patron of England Rugby couldn’t even be bothered to congratulate England’s Wheel Chair Rugby World Cup win. There was a lot of energy around the wheel chair rugby this year so a much missed opportunity.

  8. Eurydice says:

    I think the review of patronages will be big, but the results will probably be doled out a bit at a time. If you cut back on working royals, you have to cut back on patronages.

  9. Woke says:

    I get the general idea of a patron to bring awareness to charities. But why football/ruby need patron ? That’s just unnecessary.

  10. Mary says:

    Just came to say that I am loving the selection of photos!!! 😂🤪🤣

  11. Vanessa says:

    William and Kate will never understand that the People don’t want them the courtiers will continue to push them on the people of welsh . They can’t get out of their own way instead of listening to what the welsh people want listen to what Michael sheen said they choose to make the laziness Royal Parton of the football.

  12. Lissen says:

    The co-chairmen of Wrexham, the Welsh football club, were recently honoured by the Welsh government with the Dragon Award at a do in NYC and recognized as unofficial ambassadors for promoting Welsh culture and the Welsh language.

    “When asked who he would be supporting during the tournament, Rob [McIlhenny] said: “It’s a fair question, I don’t know that I can give you a fair answer.
    “This (USA) is where I was born, I think if I rooted against the United States, I might be torn asunder.
    “However, I feel like a draw between Wales and the US would work out really well.
    “Then we both beat the hell out of England, we both beat Iran and then we both move out of the stage.”

    Ryan’s [Reynolds] advice to the Welsh team: “Drink the blood of your enemies boys!”

    • molly says:

      See, these are properly media trained people with answers to questions they KNOW THEY’LL GET!

      The royal family always seems caught off guard by stuff like this. “The Prince of Wales might be asked who he’s cheering to win? Whaaaaat???”

      I know there are a million patronages, and I know sorting all that takes time, but most people are only aware of the small handful of high profile ones. (Sports-related, mostly.) Figure those out first! Especially if it’s the biggest sport in the world about to get worldwide attention at their world tournament!

    • Roo says:

      And Rob, who has been an an owner for less than a year has a tutor to help him learn Welsh! Meanwhile, Normal Bill has had his entire life to prepare for this and has put zero effort in. 🙄

      • Margaret says:

        This is the thing that distinguishes professionals from amateurs. The British royals are amateurs, and I actually think they like it that way. ‘We don’t need tertiary education in political science and stuff like that. We don’t need competent, professional public relations advice. We were chosen by God to reign and our family has been reigning for centuries so what can some jumped-up nobody tell us that we don’t inherently know the right thing to do. We are special and we know better than them. And if we don’t, our equally (if not more) well bred courtiers do and they will advise us!’

        William has absolutely no excuse whatsoever for not being proficient in at least conversational Welsh. If I were Welsh, I would be seriously pissed off with him and the whole British royal family.

  13. EasternViolet says:

    I know many were not fond of Kate’s big Remembrance Day hat (I liked it, personally)

    But I think she is hiding some bad botoxing of one eyebrow that is arched more than the other.

    Now she has perma-side eye… Go Wales!

  14. SarahCS says:

    I can picture the meeting of the royal brain trust – the Welsh hate us right now, what will make it better? Send Kate? YES. Perfect.

    Does the media whitewashing permeate the palace walls to this degree? Sadly I think it does. They are so terrible at this.

    • SAS says:

      Yes! The sad thing is I really think they believe their bought surveys of 600 elderly people that say “Kate is the popular one! Lovely young family!”

  15. Lauren says:

    Wow! I mean William making a big deal over the English team and not the Welsh team seemed like a bad idea when it happened, but I didn’t know it had been 60 years since the Welsh team made it to the World Cup. Doing an event with the English team and not even bothering to acknowledge the historic accomplishment of the Welsh team seems like a significant faux pas.

    • Hyacinth Bucket says:

      And all they got for it was Kate as a sort of consolation prize. You couldn’t make this level of tin ears up, if you tried for seven days of Sundays..

      • Harper says:

        They haven’t actually named Kate yet. This is just a headline to placate the Welsh during the World Cup and to act like the Firm cares after Burger King put his foot wrong by doubling down on supporting England. They don’t care. I hope Wales goes all the way as payback.

      • DragonBane says:

        Placate? The Welsh don’t want her associated with the team. We already have two ambassadors for Welsh football: Dafydd Iwan and Michael Sheen.

  16. Jaded says:

    As usual this seems like nothing more than a bandaid solution to a completely short-sighted and insensitive slur against the Welsh team AND the Welsh people. William is the frigging Prince of Wales, and that’s all he’s got? Give them Kate? It’ll be like tossing fresh meat into the lions’ den.

  17. Nic919 says:

    Pretty sure the Welsh don’t want another Englishwoman pretending to care about their sports teams. This is only a royalist idea.

  18. Well Wisher says:

    There would be another person who is unhappy with this patronage, William.

    I hope that her prayers are answered. It will be the Kate Middleton Show..

  19. Mslove says:

    I’m sure Kate will make a wonderful patron for the Welsh football team. She can talk about her nice Welsh dresser she has in the kitchen, right next to the aga.

  20. tamsin says:

    Since William was a future POW, why didn’t anyone have the foresight to make him the patron of Welsh rugby to start with? It doesn’t matter who becomes patron now; it will just be offensive. Sure Wales would prefer no patron at all.

  21. Over it says:

    I just don’t understand what this old fashion mute is supposed to help do for a football team ? Like she literally saids nothing and when she does you can’t understand her so why get her to be your cheerleader. I suppose she could always flap her jazz hands around

    • Kit says:

      Look the Welsh has made it clear that they don’t want the uneducated immature duo , does KC have a problem with his hearing or something because the Welsh don’t want them not after de aggressive name change without the agreement of the Welsh now this insult, seriously who are their team, Kate hasn’t a clue whats going on and no one can make out what she is saying most of de time image her trying to speak Welsh !!!!!! You have got to feel sorry for de Welsh …..

  22. Catherine says:

    If they were truly committed to modernising the monarchy they would have planned ahead and announced that the heir to the throne would be called the crown prince as in other monarchies but they are dedicated to holding on to symbols of their past conquests.

  23. jferber says:

    My God, in the header picture, she looks exactly as she did in that Daily Mirror (?) photo that made her look so horrible. Kaiser, you found the EXACT picture they used on the front page of their newspaper. Genius and bitchiness working together for a win for us all. Much respect.

  24. Flying fish says:

    Barbados became a Republic and the Welsh are handed a Prince and Princess of Wales without any say by the Welsh people! SMH!

  25. DragonBane says:

    Nothing has been confirmed yet. This story is being reported as fact when it is just a rumour.

    The truth of the matter is, most of us don’t want her.

    She hasn’t done anything to earn this privilege. She and her husband treat Wales and its’ cultural heritage like it is a foreign country, despite it being on the island of Britain.

    She and her husband have no understanding of Wales, its’ history or its’ cultural traditions whatsoever.

    Stop reporting this as fact. I can tell you that if these rumours are true, Welsh football fans will resist it entirely.

    We already have two Welsh football ambassadors: Dafydd Iwan and Michael Sheen, and neither of them are fans of the Royal Family.

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