By Charlotte Wace, Royal Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 23:49 GMT, 30 November 2019 | Updated: 11:03 GMT, 1 December 2019
He enjoyed a stellar playing career, but former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told Prince Harry he wants his ‘everlasting legacy’ to be greater awareness of HIV.
The 45-year-old – who revealed that he has the virus this year – makes the comments in a film to mark World Aids Day.
He tells the Duke of Sussex: ‘I always felt that my life was to play rugby and to represent Wales which I did with all the passion I have, but I actually feel that my rugby gave me the platform to do what I’m doing now.’
45-year-old Gareth Thomas, who has the Aids virus, is pictured with Prince Harry earlier this month. Thomas has told the prince that he wants his legacy to be creating greater awareness of the disease.