Prince William to watch Welsh Rugby Union match

The Duke of Cambridge has arrived at the Millennium Stadium to watch Wales play South Africa for the Prince William Cup.

William, vice patron of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), arrived at Cardiff Heliport this afternoon ahead of the hotly anticipated 5.30pm match.

The Duke of Cambridge talks to David Pickering (left) chairman of the WRU and Roger Lewis (centre) chief executive WRU. Credit: Dimitris Legakis/Sunday Telegraph/PA Wire

In a statement before the match, William - who will present the Prince William Cup following the match - described the Welsh side as "special".

The Duke of Cambridge meets injured rugby players during a visit to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Credit: Dimitris Legakis/Sunday Telegraph/PA Wire

"It has been an amazing year for Welsh rugby with our triumph at the Six Nations and the Welsh contribution to the British and Irish Lions' historic success in Australia."

William added that he was glad the WRU was taking the time to honour veterans with poppies and a minute's silence, ahead of Remembrance Sunday.