The Palace Just Revealed Prince Harry’s Rugby World Cup Finals Speech

Prince Harry brought his rugby fanaticism to Japan this past weekend in honor of queen and country.

The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex touched down in Tokyo on Saturday to cheer on the England Rugby Team at the Rugby World Cup Finals. And, although he’s a major fan, he was technically there for work. So, the prince made a brief speech to his favorite team on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

Since chances are you weren’t there, Buckingham Palace released exactly what Prince Harry told the England Rugby Team ahead of their important game.

According to The Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English, the palace issued a statement on Friday saying, “His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex will deliver the following message from Her Majesty The Queen to the England Rugby Team ahead of the Rugby World Cup Final 2019 tomorrow.”

Prince Harry did indeed pass on the queen’s message to his favorite team, saying, “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.”

As it turned out, Queen Elizabeth’s (or Prince Harry’s?) words served their purpose, but ultimately didn’t impact the outcome. Even with Prince Harry in the stands, South Africa was victorious over England 32 to 12 and claimed its third Rugby World Cup title.

Better luck next year, guys.

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