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Prince Harry has a ball at Twickenham stadium
Prince Harry joked he was “a bit past it” as he delivered a royal rugby master class for schoolchildren at Twickenham stadium today.
His Royal Highness was joined by former England captain and World Cup winner Jason Robinson on the Twickenham pitch, as part of the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools initiative.
Before the coaching session began, Robinson, joked he might earn himself an England call-up if he impressed.
Prince Harry replied: “I think I am a bit past it already.”
Among the schools taking part were teams from Kelvin Hall in Hull, Rokeby School in Newham and Stonehill High School, Leicester.
Leon Hobson-Sheriff, a 12-year-old from Oakbank School in Keighley, met and spoke with the prince when he entered the stadium.
He said: “It was a fun experience as well as being scary and tense but he is very down to earth.”
After the coaching session was over, Prince Harry made his way inside the stadium to meet youngsters taking part in a kit designing workshop.
The prince spoke to pupils and helped with designs as well as joking with them that “rugby players are popular with the girls”.
All Schools aims to increase the amount of rugby played in state secondary schools.
It is one of the main legacy programmes in place for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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