Prince Harry is taking his passion for rugby all the way to Japan.
Today, Buckingham Palace announced that the 35-year-old Duke of Sussex will travel to Japan to attend the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa next Saturday, November 2. Harry will make the trip as part of his role as patron of the Rugby Football Union.
This last-minute trip comes as a surprise, as the Duke of Sussex only recently returned from a ten-day royal tour of Africa alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, and 5-month-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Since Prince Harry’s trip will likely be a short one, it’s not anticipated that the 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex and royal baby Archie will come along for the ride. However, Prince Harry recently surprised well-wishers at a round table discussion about gender equality at Windsor Castle, where he made an appearance alongside Duchess Meghan after personally driving her to the event. So, who knows?