Princess Kate Middleton will be rooting for England’s men and women at the Rugby World Cup after succeeding Prince Harry in the RFL role

ENGLAND will receive the royal seal of approval as the Princess of Wales will cheer them on for the semi-finals.

Kate Middleton will watch Shaun Wane’s men against Papua New Guinea.

The Princess of Wales previously attended a training session with England's rugby union players

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The Princess of Wales previously attended a training session with England’s rugby union playersCredit: PA
Prince Harry stepped down from his role and was replaced by Kate Middleton

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Prince Harry stepped down from his role and was replaced by Kate MiddletonPhoto credit: Getty
The England women's team won their opening group game

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The England women’s team won their opening group gamePhoto credit: Getty
Englishman Dom Young and the rest of the team take on the Princess of Wales

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Englishman Dom Young and the rest of the team take on the Princess of WalesPhoto credit: Reuters

She also meets the men’s team ahead of their round of 16.

And after she will join Craig Richards’ women’s team against Canada on Saturday in Wigan.

It’s her first engagement since becoming Royal Patron of the Rugby Football League in February – succeeding Prince Harry.

She was entrusted with this role by the late Queen Elizabeth II and holds a similar position as Patron of the Rugby Football Union.

RFL Chairman Simon Johnson said: “We will be delighted and honored to welcome the Princess of Wales as Royal Patron for the first time.”

“With both of our England teams playing important World Cup games on Saturday, their presence will add to a special occasion for our sport, the World Cup and the famous rugby league city of Wigan.”

The England men’s side have got off to a flying start in the Rugby League World Cup, winning all three of their group matches.

The Three Lions destroyed both Samoa and Greece and defeated France.

Australia and New Zealand remain the two favorites in the tournament but England have a chance as the bookmaker puts them third highest to win the World Cup.

The women’s team also got off to a great start to the campaign, beating Brazil in 14 tries at Headingly.

Courtney Winfield-Hill and Amy Hardcastle were the stars as they won a comfortable 72-4.

It was Brazil’s first World Cup game ever.

The Lionesses are favorites to win the tournament but are likely to be pushed by New Zealand.

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