Prince Harry to welcome Manny Pacquiao to London
Britain’s Prince Harry is to welcome Manny Pacquiao to London.
The 36-year-old fighter – who is among the most famous athletes in the world, having won world titles across numerous weight divisions – has confirmed he’s to have dinner with Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace later this month.
Pacquiao, who is also an elected member of the House of Representatives in his native Philippines, told GMA News he will fly into London on January 22.
Pacquiao doesn’t know what is to be discussed during his dinner conversation with Prince Harry, 30, but he’s also suggested Queen Elizabeth may attend the event.
Prince Harry and Pacquaio both share a military background, with the royal having served as a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan.
Pacquaio, on the other hand, is a military reservist with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.
Another passion the two men both share is darts.
Pacquaio has been pictured playing against former boxing opponent Ricky Hatton prior to their bout in 2009, while Prince Harry was recently spotted in the VIP section at Alexandra Palace, north London, where he saw Stephen Bunting knock out James Wade in the William Hill PDC World Darts Championship.