Prince Harry and William skip solemn event for sporting duties

Prince William and Harry both attended their own royal engagements, with a game of rugby thrown in.

Prince Harry is a big rugby fan and he proved it during a visit to Twickenham. He was there to watch England play Argentina rather than join other royals, including the Queen, at the Festival of Remembrance.

The 33-year-old royal is patron of the Rugby Football Union, and he took time out to meet those who’d been nominated for their contribution to the sport, before sitting down to watch the game, which England won 21 to 8.

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Looking dapper in a dark coloured suit, the popular prince was also wearing a poppy, as a mark of respect for Remembrance Day.

William wasn’t missing out on the sporting action either. Dress much like Harry, he was in Cardiff, watching Wales play Australia.

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Both boys were without their respective partners.

Prince Harry has already said he won’t bring Meghan Markle to public events because it is impossible to hide her.

Meanwhile the Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with her and William’s third child, joined the Queen at the Armistice event at the Royal Albert Hall. 

The special event marked the centenaries of women’s service in the regular armed forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn.

While there were comments about both the Princes’ absence from the event, royal sources stressed they were taking part in their own royal engagements as patrons of the two nations involved in the games. 

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