British Royal Family

Prince Harry surprises rugby fans at England's open training session

Spectators at the event were keen to catch a glimpse of the handsome royal!

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Prince Harry, who has just taken the reins as patron of the Rugby Football Union from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, eagerly attended England’s open training session at Twickenham, in south-west London, on Friday.
The 32-year-old royal watched on enthusiastically as the players trained and prepared for their upcoming Six Nations match.
Looking particularly dapper for a game of sport, Harry chose to wear a smart a navy suit and blue shirt for the occasion.
Seated among 12,000 other spectators, Harry - who excelled at rugby whilst in school - was seen to chat and mingle happily with fellow fans of the sport.
Harry looked to be engrossed with the game before him.
The young royal was seen to chat happily with fellow spectators.
Once the hour-long session came to a close, the Prince seized the opportunity to chat to coaches and players present on the day.
He also took the time to meet with young rugby players involved in England Rugby's 'Try for Change' programme, an initiative designed to use the power of rugby to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in England and across the world.
Comparing heights, perhaps?
Prince Harry shakes hands with England's head coach, Aussie Eddie Jones.
The event gets a thumbs up from the Prince!
Harry’s appearance follows the news that he, along with brother Prince William, 34, and sister-in-law Duchess Catherine, 35, will soon host a very special children's tea party at Buckingham Palace.
Harry, Wills and Kate are sending out invitations this week to children who have lost one or both parents, who died while serving in the Armed Forces.
The festivities have been described as a "fun and family focused" day to be held at Buckingham Palace on Saturday 13 May.
The kids will be entertained with performances, various stalls, games on the lawn, all while given the chance to explore the palace gardens and mingle with the royals.
Kensington Palace explained that the royal trio wanted to personally host the event, as a way to acknowledge and honour the fact that many young kids deal with death at a young age.
"Their Royal Highnesses have arranged the event as a way to acknowledge and honour the fact that a number of young children have had to come to terms with the loss of someone very close to them at a young age, having lost a parent in armed service to the country," the palace shared in a statement.
"The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry hope the event will provide an opportunity for these children to broaden their support networks amongst other families with similar experiences."
No doubt both William and Harry will be able to share their own experiences with the young ones.

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