Bless this face, for we have missed it.
For the past three months, Prince Harry has been working with African conservationists and allegedly reigniting a flame with ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy (I approve), but now he is back on British soil and encouraging kids to get out and play some rugby.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which begins on September 18th in London, the video (filmed before Harry left for Africa, according to People) focuses on the game at a “grassroots” level.
“It’s no secret that I love top-flight rugby,” Harry said, “but I’m also a passionate supporter of how powerful the grassroots game is in helping to improve people’s lives – the values it teaches, the enjoyment it brings and the unity it creates.”
Both Harry and Prince William are passionate about getting kids out to play; in October 2013, William hosted a soccer match at Buckingham Palace (those who broke a window had to answer to his granny).
That day, William gave a similar speech on how sports bring people together:
“At its best, football is a powerful force for good in society. It binds people from different backgrounds, communities, faiths and abilities—and gives them a a common interest, a unifying identity.”
Harry, William and the Duchess of Cambridge (who ends her maternity leave this month) will attend the Rugby World Cup’s opening ceremony, according to HRH Duchess Kate.
Harry will tour USA, South Africa and Lesotho beginning at the end of October, according to Kensington Palace. The young prince will return to Washington D.C. for events ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games, to be held in Orlando, FL.