On Thursday, Prince Harry made his first public appearance after he and Meghan announced surprising plans to step back from royal duties. Harry met young rugby players as he hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace.
Following the event, he posted a behind-the-scenes video on his official Instagram account.
The video montage had background music from The Stone Roses and the song This is the One; which contains the words: “I’d like to leave the country for a month of Sundays, burn the town where I was born.”
It seems as an obvious nod to Harry and Meghan’s plan to leave the Royal family and possibly live in Canada.
Although these words can’t be heard in the video montage, it seems inconceivable the couple’s advisers were unaware of the lyrics when they chose the song.
Still, according to PEOPLE, a source revealed that the Rugby Football League chose this song because it is often played at matches.
The video shows the Prince turn around with a huge smile on his face before entering the room to face waiting cameras for what insiders believe could be his last formal royal engagement. He is due to depart soon for Canada to rejoin Meghan and their baby boy Archie.
Harry can be seen laughing and joking with officials at the event, helping with the official draw for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
When Harry arrived, he watched children play tag rugby on the Queen’s lawn. They told him: “We started without you”.
He joked back: “Look after the grass though, yeah? Otherwise I’ll get in trouble”.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Duchess Meghan attended private visit to the Vancouver headquarters of Justice for Girls after she visited the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
The charity’s Twitter account posted photos alongside the caption: “Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership.”