Prince Harry, who became patron of the Rugby Football Union in 2017, is a keen rugby fan and has flown out to Japan to cheer on England in the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa tomorrow morning. The Queen, who is unable to attend, has given her grandson a touching message to give to Eddie Jones, England’s head coach. The message congratulates the players on their success so far in the tournament and wishes them the best of luck for the hotly-anticipated final.
The Queen’s message was shared by The Royal Family’s official Twitter account and read: “Your performances during the tournament have delighted supporters, and inspired many people throughout the country.
“I send my congratulations to the England team, management and support staff on reaching the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final, together with my very best wishes for a memorable and successful match.”
Prince Harry has already sent well wishes to the England players, as Sam Underhill, one of England’s flankers, revealed during a press conference this morning.
He even revealed that the Duke sent a picture of his five-month old son baby Archie wearing an England shirt.
Prince Harry has flown to Japan to watch the Rugby World Cup final (Image: Getty)
England will face South Africa in the final after defeating the All Blacks last weekend (Image: PA)
Mr Underhill said: “Prince Harry sent us a nice message of support, which was nice to receive.
“Showed his little lad in an England shirt, so that was a nice touch.”
The flanker, who is one of the youngest players in the international squad, aged 23, also joked that he hadn’t personally received a message from the Duke.