British Royal Family

Prince Harry is taking a last minute flight to Japan at the ninth hour with Zara and Mike Tindall

The split decision comes ahead of a particularly important rugby match.

By Jess Pullar
It would be tough to live in any Commonwealth country at the moment and not realise that a rather big rugby tournament is currently taking place.
The Rugby World Cup has captured the attention of the masses over the past month as some of the world's best rugby teams have battled out age-old rivalries in Japan.
But it seems there's one particular royal who has been especially riveted as the matches have unfolded, so much so that he's made a split decision to fly from London to Japan within a few days in order to see his beloved team play.
Yep, clearly elated over England's triumphant clash with New Zealand's All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final over the weekend, Prince Harry has chosen to fly to Japan this weekend, where he will watch his home country take on South Africa in the grand final.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the news early this morning, stating that Harry would be in attendance at the match on Saturday, November 2.
Prince Harry will fly to Japan to watch England play South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final. (Getty)
And joining the royal will be none other than Zara and Mike Tindall, who are also currently in Japan where they've been taking in the sights - and plenty of rugby to boot.
Mike has clearly been having a grand time in the Asian country, taking to his new Instagram account to share some candid snaps from the trip.
On Saturday, Mike shared some comedic snaps of himself and two iconic Kiwi rugby players - Richie McCaw and Dan Carter.
In one selfie, Mike wrote: "Great group! One nervous South African, one grumpy kiwi😉 Dr. Handa @isps_handa and a semi smug Englishman."

In a second candid pic, the former rugby player didn't hold back from rubbing the English victory in a little, writing, "come on pal we are still friends! 😉" alongside a pic of Dan Carter looking a little crestfallen.
Prince Harry will no doubt be looking forward to cheering his team on come Saturday, especially given the fact he is very passionate about the sport.
Following the semi-final on Saturday, the Duke penned an excitable Instagram message of congratulations to his team.
"Wow, what a game of rugby! Another fantastic performance from our boys. Well done lads! You are making us all incredibly proud back home - bring on next week!" he wrote.
The Duke was clearly ecstatic to see England make the grand final. (Getty)
As patron of the Rugby Football Union, the spectacle will be particularly special for the new dad.
While it's unknown as to whether Harry's wife Duchess Meghan will join him, she will no doubt be keeping track of the match from wherever she is - likely with baby Archie in tow.
May the best team win!
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