Over the weekend, Prince Harry watched England play against South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.
Although South Africa won the game, Harry showed his family’s support in the most adorable way possible.
In an interview before the game, England’s Sam Underhill shared that the Prince personally reached out to wish the players good luck, with a special mention about Archie.
England's Sam Underhill revealed the team have received some special support from Prince Harry and his family pic.twitter.com/GbegmGKkgt— PA Sport (@pasport) November 1, 2019
In a sweet video shared on Twitter, Underhill revealed that Harry shared a photo of baby Archie rocking an England rugby shirt with the players. So adorable!
“As a group we’ve had a couple of messages. Prince Harry sent us a nice message of support, which was nice to receive,” said the flanker. “He showed his little lad in an England shirt, so that was a nice touch.”
Meghan also revealed in an interview with The Telegraph that she and Archie would be watching the final, with the tot wearing an England rugby shirt.
As patron of the Rugby Football Union, Prince Harry himself travelled to Tokyo to cheer on the England team. He watched the game with Japan’s Fumihito, Crown Prince Akishino, and his wife, Kiko, Crown Princess Akishino.
Although England unfortunately didn’t win the match, Harry gave South African president President Cyril Ramaphosa a big hug, which was caught on camera.
He also paid a visit to the victors’ changing room. He shook hands with several of the players as he commended the team on their performance.
“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,” he added. “After last months visit, I can’t think of a nation that deserves it more. Well done and enjoy!”
The trip marks Prince Harry’s first official visit to Japan. He returned to the U.K. on Sunday in preparation for Remembrance Day.