Prince Harry to attend Rugby World Cup opening ceremony
Britain’s Prince Harry is to attend the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in Twickenham on Friday (18.09.15).
The 31-year-old royal, who is the vice-president of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), will watch the show unfold with his brother and sister-in-law the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the stadium in London.
Prior to the ceremony, the flame-haired hunk will pay a visit to the players at Durbar Court in London along with the Prime Minister David Cameron and former England international, Jason Leonard on Thursday night (17.09.15).
He will then watch the first match, England vs. Fiji kick off before attending more rugby events over the next month.
In June, the Prince marked the start of the 100-day countdown to the 2015 Rugby World Cup alongside sporting stars such as Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood by launching a trophy tour at Twickenham stadium.
He said at the time: “This is a very exciting day – it is 100 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup.
“We are here today to send the Webb Ellis Cup around the country, giving rugby fans across the country the chance to play their part in the run up to the tournament.”
Prince Harry made his speech in front of the few hundred fans who had assembled at the stadium while it was broadcast to crowds gathered in London’s Piccadilly Circus.