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World Cup winning side secure visit with Princess of Wales

The recent World Cup saw the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournament all played at the same time with the viral sensation of the tournament being the huge success of the wheelchair tournament as a whole.

Even better for English fans was that they English team reclaimed the title for the first time since 2007 as they beat rivals France in a thrilling final.

For their success the team have already been recognised at Sports Personality of the Year as they were nominated for Team of the Year, as was their head coach Tom Coyd, although both ultimately fell short to the England women’s football team.

That hasn’t stopped the team from securing a royal welcome as they headed to Hampton Court Palace to meet Catherine, the Princess of Wales.

The television coverage of the sport saw plenty get engaged with wheelchair rugby league and that fandom has continued with action, only in the past week Hull KR announced that they would be forming a team.

The royal visit is huge in terms of showing the advance of wheelchair rugby league with the game now earning the recognition it’s worth.

The Independent revealed what Kate, who is a patron of the RFL, had said to the successful team.

“You’ve set the bar high haven’t you? Which is good,” Kate said, per The Independent

“We’re always slightly competitive with each other. They all love sport and Louis is mad about rugby. They are at an age where they just love running around.”

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