PRINCE HARRY embraced South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa to congratulate him after his country’s victory in the Rugby World Cup final in Japan this morning – as Meghan Markle and Archie watched from home.
Meghan told The Telegraph she would dress Archie in an England babygro to watch the match.
In a video shared by the official Rugby World Cup Twitter account, Harry predicted the final would be a “fantastic game”.
He said: “Our guys know what to do. May the best team win.
Prince Harry is attending the Rugby World Cup final in Japan (Image EPA)
Harry congratulated South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa after his country’s victory (Image: GETTY)
“I think the competition is going to finish the way it started, which is spectacularly.
“The way they (Japan) have hosted this whole competition has been incredible.
“I think that the way they respect each other, the way that they’ve respected the game and the way they’ve respected the travelling teams has been typically Japanese.”
Harry has left Meghan and Archie to watch at home (Image: GETTY)
Ahead of the match, Harry passed on a message from the Queen to England’s Rugby World Cup team.
The monarch said in her message to players: “Your performances during the tournament have delighted supporters, and inspired many people throughout the country.
“I send my congratulations to the England team, management and support staff on reaching the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, together with my very best wishes for a memorable and successful match.”
The Duke of Sussex arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for the match against South Africa (Image: REUTERS)
Harry looked smart in a navy blue suit as he joined Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino in the stands (Image: GETTY)
Before attending the final, Harry joined a training session for would-be Japanese Paralympians at Tokyo’s new Para Arena and met a group of schoolchildren.
The royal cut a casual figure in a shirt, blue chinos and trainers.
Millions of rugby fans are tuning in to watch the final in homes and pubs across the country this morning.
Harry predicted the final would be a “fantastic game” (Image: GETTY)
Broadcaster ITV said coverage of England’s semi-final clash peaked at 10 million viewers last weekend.
The British Beer and Pub Association estimated that one million extra pints will be sold on Saturday if England win.
Harry’s appearance at the Rugby World Cup Final follows reports that he and Meghan are taking six weeks off royal duties from mid-November.
Ahead of the final, Harry joined a training session for would-be Japanese Paralympians (Image: GETTY)
The Sussexes recently spoke out about the pressures of royal life in ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which was filmed during their overseas tour.
Harry was at the stadium in Sydney when England beat Australia in the 2003 World Cup final.
He has met members of England’s squad a number of times and is an avid rugby fan who played the sport at school.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK