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Prince Harry proved that he’s just like any other 34-year-old and spent his Sunday at a sporting match.

Yesterday, the Duke of Sussex returned to his royal duties and attended the 118th annual Rugby Football League Men’s Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

While there, Prince Harry met the finalists and chatted with players from the Leeds Rhinos team, who won the women’s tournament. After the match, the duke awarded the Men’s Challenge Cup to the winners. (Warrington defeated St. Helens with a final score of 18 to 4.)

Following the event, Prince Harry posted a slideshow of photos on his joint Instagram account with his wife, Meghan Markle, and shared a heartfelt message for the players.

“Well done to everyone who played in today’s heat! Amazing performances from both winning teams, commiserations to St. Helens and Ireland,” he wrote. “Whether you support League or Union, or both, it’s been a great day for rugby overall! Congratulations Warrington and congratulations England. Warrington fans, you were exceptional! Safe journey home to all.”

His attendance should come as no surprise to royal aficionados, since he has been a patron of the Rugby Football League since 2016. The annual tournament is geared toward promoting inclusivity, sportsmanship and community among fans and players alike.

Maybe next year Prince Harry will suit up and show ’em how it’s really done. (Wishful thinking, we know.)

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