Prince Harry visits rugby club
Britain’s Prince Harry paid a visit to the Paignton Rugby Club in Devon on Wednesday (07.10.15).
The 31-year-old royal, who is a big fan of the sport, was in his element when he stopped by the club in southwest England to support the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) World Cup legacy programme, which tries to encourage more people – of all ages – to play the game.
The flame-haired hunk spent just under an hour at the club where he met and chatted way to the children from some of the secondary schools involved in the RFU’s All Schools Programme, which hopes to take rugby to 350 more learning facilities by the time the next World Cup kicks off in 2019.
The programme offers support to the state schools over three years by providing coaching, student volunteer training as well as vital kit and equipment.
Harry, who is the patron for the All Schools Programme, later presented the club with the gold standard award for the contribution it’s making to promoting rugby in the area.
Although he seemed to get on well with the children, the Prince disappointed a few when they asked him to play rugby with them and he refused due to his posh ensemble.
He said with a cheeky smile: “I can’t. I’m in a suit.”
After wrapping up his tour of the rugby club, Harry made his way to the Namibia versus Georgia game in Exeter.
Despite his beaming smile and positive attitude, the handsome Prince was left disappointed last week when England took an early exit from the World Cup following defeat from Wales and Australia.