Prince Harry To Make First Public Appearance After Royal Bombshell
Prince Harry is to make a public appearance Thursday as he hosts the 2021 Rugby League World Cup draw at Buckingham Palace.
Harry is the patron of the Rugby Football League, the 13-player sport’s governing body in England, and his participation in the draw was long planned before the shock announcement last week.
The 16-team tournament is being hosted in England next year.
The sport’s three giants — New Zealand, Australia and England — will compete in the tournament along with Pacific islands and minnows such as Greece, Jamaica and the Cook Islands.
The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex will surely be the cynosure of all eyes on whether he will address the still-unresolved royal crisis as he hosts the rugby draw from 1200 GMT.
The prince was summoned on Monday to a family meeting with his grandmother, father Prince Charles and brother Prince William to thrash out a way forward. The final outcome is yet to be determined.
Harry and Markle’s controversial announcement was made on a flashy new website without agreeing their wish-list first with Queen Elizabeth II.