Prince Harry is currently on a solo trip to Japan to watch the Rugby World Cup final, leaving his wife Meghan and 6-month-old son Archie back home.
No matter how apart they are, it seems Prince Harry can’t take his wife Meghan Markle off his mid. The Duke is travelled to Japan, to watch the Rugby World Cup final in person.
During his visit, before the big game started, the Prince visited a group of local schoolchildren and shared a sweet moment with one of the students who commented on how handsome he was as they posed for a group photo.
The Royal Family Channel Twitter account shared the clip of the adorable moment, with Harry playfully pointing at his wedding ring and replying with: “I’m married!” which was followed by an outburst of laughter from the schoolchildren gathered around him.
He also had time to meet with the Japanese Paralympic hopefuls before the game began, talking with them about the game ahead and who they were going to root for.
“I’ll have a word later,” Harry quipped. “You might not be getting selected.”-after one of them told him that he was rooting for South Africa to beat England in the final.
And it turned out to be the case, unluckily for Prince Harry, England lost 32-12 in the final, but the royal took the defeat like a true sport, congratulating South African President Cyril Ramaphosa with a big hug, in a sweet moment that was captured on the Sussex Royal Instagram account.
“Tonight was not England’s night, but the whole nation is incredibly proud of what @EnglandRugby have achieved over the past few months. Hold your heads, high boys, you did an outstanding job and we couldn’t have asked more from you,” Harry wrote.
“To the whole of South Africa – rugby unites all of us in more ways than we can imagine, and tonight I have no doubt that it will unite all of you. After last months visit, I can’t think of a nation that deserves it more. Well done and enjoy!” he added.
Meghan and baby Archie stayed at home, but the royal mom had previously stated that the two of them would be watching the game from home and cheering the England team from there.
Just one day before the big match, Meghan told The Daily Telegraph that for the match, baby Archie will be wearing a very special onesie. Harry also included a photo of little Archie wearing a team jersey in a message sent to the English team.
“He sent us a nice message of support, which was nice to receive,” player Sam Underhill said on Friday, according to Hello! “He showed his little lad in an England shirt, so that was a nice touch.”
This visit for Prince Harry marks his first-ever official visit of Japan-just weeks after his Prince Charles visited the country, alongside royals from all over the worlds to attend the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito.
The Duke of Sussex, being a big fan of rugby, regularly attends World Cup finals, with him being present the last time England and South Africa faced off back in the Rugby World Cup Final in Paris in 2007. Since then he has become a patron of the RFU All Schools in 2013 and patron of the Rugby Football Union in 2017, getting the role from his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who was patron before him.
Next up for the royal and his family is preparing for the upcoming Remembrance Week, which means we will be seeing much more of him and his family very soon.