Earlier today, William and Kate marked World Mental Health Day at an event hosted by mental health charity Mind at London's Harrow College. The couple had the opportunity to meet volunteers and young people who William described as "heroes". Our post on the engagement is here.
The Duke and Duchess took their seats and sang the Welsh national anthem.
There was plenty of anticipation ahead of the game among rugby fans. A look at recent statistics for Wales and Australia matches from the Telegraph.
'Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of Wales’ clash with the Wallabies at Twickenham, a meeting in south west London between the two unbeaten sides in Pool A and a match which will determine who tops the group and who has a decidedly easier, albeit theoretical, route to the final.
It’s the 39th Test between the Principality and Australia and the head-to-head record does not make for encouraging reading from a Wales perspective. They’ve won a modest 10 of the previous meetings between the two countries while they lasted tasted victory over the Wallabies back in 2008 when they won 21-18 in Cardiff thanks to tries from Shane Williams and Lee Byrne.'
As vice-patron of the Welsh Rugby Union and an avid fan Prince William has been supporting the team at matches and other engagements, whilst Kate has joined him to cheer the Welsh team on.
The game produced some memorable shots.
A tense moment during the match.
Such as this.
A tense moment during the match.
Evidently, it proved a challenging evening for Wales.
Wales were defeated with a final score of 15-6. Next Saturday Wales will compete against South Africa in the quarter-finals, and it's a likely possibility William and Kate will be in attendance.
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No doubt the Duke and Duchess were disappointed to see Wales lose.
The Duchess selected several pieces we've seen her wear before for the event, beginning with the love it or hate it REISS Delaney fit and flare coat Kate wore for a visit to Shooting Star Hospice in December 2013.
The grey jacket is from the brand's AW13 Collection and retailed for $520 before selling out. It's a collarless, wool-rich coat with seam detail to the front, back and sleeves, with slit pockets to the front, and fastens with a single conceal button.
It appears the Duchess wore her trusty Aquatalia Rhumba Boots for the event. The ever-popular boots have been widely available over the past couple of years, however, over the summer it was announced Aquatalia decided not to include the Rhumba in their fall collection. The Rhumba is still available in brown suede in very limited sizing at Lord and Taylor and Neiman Marcus Last Call.
Fans of the boots will be pleased to see the introduction of Aquatalia's Damara Boots this season (essentially the Rhumba with a few minor design tweaks). The weatherproof almond toe boots are almost identical. Below we see the Damara at Nordstrom for $725.
Kate carried her Tod's D-Styling bag - a piece she's had in her closet for years. There are a number of similar bags by the brand available at My Theresa.
And the Duchess accessorised with her new Kiki Lauren Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings. The £2,200 earrings are described as "Beautiful and elegantly small these 18ct yellow gold and pave diamond leaf motif drop earrings are from our new Lauren Collection inspired by the British ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson."
Kate also wore black jeans, a black turtleneck sweater and a dark red scarf.
We'll be updating the post and adding higher quality images as they become available. Unfortunately, it can take some time for high-resolution images to emerge from the rugby games but we should see something over the next few hours (we hope!).
In case you're just joining us today, a reminder readers can vote for their favourite state banquet look for the Duchess. The submissions are amazing and I'm sure it's been a difficult choice for those of you who have voted thus far. Click here to view the post and submit your vote!
I hope you're all having an excellent weekend. I imagine we'll certainly hear something in the way of engagement announcements during the coming week.