Prince Harry Reveals What He's Been Missing from the U.K. While in Lockdown in L.A.
Prince Harry is known for his love of rugby - and moving to Los Angeles with Meghan Markle and 1-year-old son Archie in the middle of the barrier seems to make him appreciate the game even more.
"We all miss rugby," Harry admits in an Instagram video posted by England Rugby on Wednesday that looks tanned and healthy in an outside area of his new LA home.
While rugby in the UK has been completely exposed since March 20 due to its close contact and high physical nature, the Duke of Sussex added that the coronavirus pandemic lock still "hasn't taken our minds off" - a reference for the community ethos makes the game proud.
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The Instagram video is part of England Rugby's "Pitch In" campaign, which was launched during the UK Coronavirus lockdown to help English rugby teams support their local communities by holding charity events in their clubhouses or to supply important employees with food and those who need help most.
"When the game was interrupted, the rugby family came together. Thank you all from England Rugby?" England rugby posted alongside the video featuring current English captain Owen Farrell and 2003 world champion Jonny Wilkinson see are played extensively alongside Harry's father-in-law Mike Tindall.
As a lifelong fan of the game, Harry is Honorary President of England Rugby and traveled to Yokohama, Japan in November 2019 to watch the team at the World Cup final against South Africa.
Although England didn't win the match and lost 32-12, Harry subsequently hugged South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in a sweet moment that was recorded on Sussex Royal's now-canceled Instagram account.
"Tonight wasn't England night, but the whole nation is incredibly proud of what @EnglandRugby has accomplished in the past few months," Harry wrote. "Keep your heads up, boys, you did an excellent job and we couldn't have asked for more." from you."
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Afterwards, the duke also visited some of the victorious South African athletes when he congratulated the team on becoming world champion.
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Outside of rugby, Harry and Meghan were busy helping Homeboy Industries, a community social justice organization that works to improve the lives of formerly imprisoned and previously gang-bound people in LA.
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"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were just 'Harry and Meghan' for the homies," said Father Greg Boyle, the group's founder, about the visit, which saw the couple, along with the group's participants, eating for the # FeedHOPE- Program prepared ("homies"). ) Working in the café and in the bakery.
"They rolled up their sleeves and occupied themselves intensively with our workers in the bakery and in the café. It was an immediate relationship and encouraging in their mutuality."
On Wednesday, PEOPLE confirmed that Harry and Meghan have also taken the next big step in their post-royal life by signing with the New York-based Harry Walker Agency to speak up engagements.
In their new project, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, the couple will give keynote speeches to professional associations, companies and community forums. They will continue to focus on social issues such as racial injustice, gender equality, mental health and environmental issues.
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