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Royals line out to support rival sides

By Staff Reporter

The clash between England and Wales on the pitch was matched by a sibling royal rivalry in the stands as two princes backed either side on Saturday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge supported Wales while Prince Harry was backing England at Twickenham.

As William shouted his encouragement to the heroic Welshmen, Harry shot the couple some disapproving glances as Wales made a spectacular comeback.

William and Kate proudly sported the Welsh colours while Harry wore an England rugby shirt with the message "Carry Them Home" on the back.

And both princes belted out the two national anthems before the game as the sell-out crowd created a cracking atmosphere.

William is the vice patron of the Welsh Rugby Union while Harry holds a similar role with the Rugby Football Union.

The final whistle saw Wales clinch a last gasp 25-28 win, leaving Harry looking dejected, rolling his eyes with his hands on his hips as William and Kate smiled and hugged.

William had already urged his side to beat their great rivals on Saturday - to keep his brother quiet. The Duke told the Welsh players at their welcome ceremony in London: "Unfortunately, I will be watching you with my brother, so I will need a Wales win more than ever!"

The Welsh players also had the support of former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff and his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts.

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