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Prince supports injured players

Wednesday November 28th 2012

Prince William pledged his support to injured rugby players who can no longer play the game during a visit to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The Duke of Cambridge and his wife attended the match between Wales and New Zealand where they met supporters and beneficiaries of the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust (WRCT).

The charity, which was founded in 1971 to help people severely injured playing rugby, works closely with the Welsh Rugby Union and others to assist players who get injured and provide information on how to try and avoid getting injured on the pitch.

William, who has been patron of the charity since the summer, met a number of former players. He also stopped to speak to members of the WRCT who have worked to raise funds for its cause over the last 40 years.

Edward Jones, WRCT secretary, said meeting the royal couple was a "source of inspiration" to all those involved with the charity, both former players and trustees alike.

He added: "We are delighted that HRH the Duke of Cambridge has agreed to be patron of the trust and, in so doing, support the work of providing and caring for those who have suffered serious injury on the rugby field in Wales."

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