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Princess Anne’s rare insight into George, Charlotte and Louis’s sibling rivalry

The Prince and Princess of Wales have been teased about how competitive they can be during a surprise podcast appearance.

And Princess Anne, their aunt, revealed that the competitive spirit has spread to the couple’s children too as they joined her son in law, former England rugby ace Mike Tindall, on his show The Good, The Bad and The Rugby.

Mike, 44, who is married to the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Tindall, 42, compared William and Kate to super competitive Friends character Monica, reports The Daily Mail.

Kate, 41, said: “I’m really not that competitive, I don’t know where this has come from.”

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She then joked that she and William, also 41, have never managed to finish a game of tennis saying “it becomes a mental challenge between the two of us”.

Mike then asked if the couple’s three children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and five-year-old Prince Louis, are showing their competitive spirit.

Princess Anne interjected with a rare – albeit small – insight into the relationship between the young royals, saying: “Just a little bit, I would suggest.”

Kate said: “What’s interesting is that they all obviously [have] very different temperaments.

“And as they’re growing and trying out different sports – they’re obviously still really young – it’s going be interesting to see how that grows and develops.”

Earlier William spoke about how important sports are for children as they can get a taste for winning – and losing.

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He said: “I think people don’t know how to lose well.

“Talking about our children particularly, I want to make sure they understand that.

“I think it’s really important from a young age to understand how to lose, and why we lose, and to grow from it and what you learn from that process.

“But also to win well, and not boast.

“There’s so many life lessons that help us all through life, in friendship building, in relationship building, workplace, that you gain from those early years of playing team sport.”

The royals were talking on the podcast – which is also presented by former rugby player James Haskell and TV presenter Alex Payne – from Windsor castle.

The Prince and Princess of Wales’ appearance on the podcast took place ahead of their journeys to France to watch the Rugby World Cup.

Kate attended a group-stage match between England and Argentina at the Stade de Marseille in her role as patron of the Rugby Football Union yesterday (Saturday, September 9).

William, who is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, will watch Wales play Fiji at the Stade de Bordeaux today (Sunday, September 10).

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