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Kate Middleton is set to replace Prince Harry in his beloved role as England rugby patron.

The Duke of Sussex, aged 36, was stripped of the title alongside a swathe of others last year.

The 36 year old – who now lives in the United States with wife Meghan Markle – was stripped of the role as part of Megxit.

Megxit saw Harry and former Suits actress Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, step back as senior royals.

As part of the terms under the agreement, the Queen stripped Harry of his role as rugby patron of the RFU.

Now, it has emerged Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will step in and replace Harry.

Kate will be in the role by the time of the Autumn Internationals this autumn.

England face Australia and South Africa, as well as Tonga, at Twickenham.

A royal insider said: “Kate would be the perfect choice.”

Kate take on the RFU and RFL patronages.

The Duchess of Cambridge is a huge rugby fan, and also enjoys tennis.

Last month, the Duchess of Cambridge visited centre court at Wimbledon as Novak Djokovic claimed the gentlemen’s singles title.

Kate also watched on the day previous, as the women’s title was contested.

Later that day, she visited Wembley Stadium alongside her husband Prince William, aged 40.

She and Wills, the Aston Villa, were in attendance to watch England face Italy in the final of Euro 2020.

They also took Prince George, aged eight, to the final – which saw The Three Lions’ hearts broken by a penalty shoot out defeat to the Italians, who were managed by Roberto Mancini.

William is reported to have visited the dressing room after to console the players who missed penalty kicks, including Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

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