• Prince William mourned publicly on Kate's birthday
  • He commemorated a special athlete
  • J.P.R. Williams sadly passed away

On a day that should be marked by celebration, Prince William mourns publicly. On January 9th, Duchess Kate's birthday, the heir to the British throne remembered an outstanding athlete. Even when the family is celebrating a special day, members of the British royal family must show the public their working face.

William remembers a legend

"There was no one quite like him on the rugby field, writes Prince William in his moving tribute to X." He's talking about J.P.R. Williams, considered by many to be one of the best fullbacks of all time!

Rugby is one of Britain's great sports, and the Welsh national team is always a world championship contender.

Also interesting:

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Queen's funeral procession

They keep eye contact with each other

Harry and William In Tears: They Mourn Together

The Welsh rugby legend died on January 8th at the age of 74...

Watch the video above to learn more!