The Cambridge family have been seen at Aberdeen airport on Thursday morning, which prompted many fans to speculate that a reunion between the Cambridges and Sussexes might be in the works for the upcoming bank holiday weekend. Those dreams were quickly shattered when it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan will not be joining the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince William and Kate and the rest of the royal family in Scotland at Balmoral as Harry already has things planned in London on that day.
The Duke of Sussex will be attending an event more to his liking, which he surely must be thankful for, as he will be at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. On Saturday the two teams that got to the final, St Helens and Warrington Wolves will go at it, with the Prince there to cheer them on, who is a big-time rugby fan and even played himself during his school days.
Earlier this month, Simon Johnson, the Interim Chair of the Rugby Football League, confirmed: “The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final is established as a special and historic day in the British sporting calendar. It was first contested in 1897, and first staged at Wembley Stadium in 1929 – and we are delighted and honoured that the Duke of Sussex will be attending in his role as Patron of the Rugby Football League. We hope His Royal Highness will enjoy seeing the two current best teams in front of a passionate and colourful crowd at Rugby League’s showpiece event.”
Harry, who was previously only vice-patron, is now a patron of the Rugby Football League, since December 2016, taking over from the Queen, who was patron since 1952.
Although the Sussexes will remain in England, Prince William and Kate are expected to spend the whole bank holiday weekend with the Queen and Prince Phillip at Balmoral. The couple, along with their three kids, were spotted touching down at Aberdeen airport on Thursday. Their royal nanny Maria Turrion Borallo was also seen to be with them.
This visits to Scotland at Balmoral have become a yearly thing, with the royals taking turns who gets to visit the Queen and when. As of this moment, fans have caught a glimpse of Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince Edward and Sophie and the couple’s two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, as they made their way to Sunday church. Kate is likely to attend the traditional Sunday service this weekend with her grandmother-in-law, as she has done in previous years.