Prince Harry braves the rain for Armistice and Rugby event in London

PRINCE Harry did more than just watch a game of footy when he visited London’s Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

He paid his respects to servicemen and women as part of a special Armistice ceremony that took place on the pitch.

Prince Harry walks on the pitch to lay a wreath to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Camera IconPrince Harry walks on the pitch to lay a wreath to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.Picture: Getty Images, Getty

The Duke of Sussex, who is also a Patron of the Rugby Football Union, attended the England vs New Zealand rugby clash in London’s south west.

The heavy rain did little to deter crowds who cheered when Prince Harry laid a wreath of red poppies on the pitch ahead of November 11.

The heavy rains didn’t stop the crowds from showing up in support.
Camera IconThe heavy rains didn’t stop the crowds from showing up in support.Picture: Getty Images, Getty

Wearing a navy suit, it was the Prince’s second solo royal engagement this week, after he visited the Field of Remembrance in London on Thursday.

As part of his visit to the stadium, he met with descendants of two former England captains — Lancelot Slocock and Ronnie Coulton — who died during WWI.

The Duke met with descendants of two former England captains — Lancelot Slocock and Ronnie Coulton — who died during WWI.
Camera IconThe Duke met with descendants of two former England captains — Lancelot Slocock and Ronnie Coulton — who died during WWI.Picture: AFP

The Duke also met with two rugby players who are supported by the Royal Football Union Injured Players Foundation, which the Prince is also a Patron.

This week’s Armistice Centenary commemorations have been poignant for Prince Harry who served in the British Army for 10 years and later rose to the rank of Captain.

The royal family, including the Queen, will attend the Royal British Legion Festival on Saturday evening before an Armistice service on Sunday.