Prince Harry Makes His Acting Debut

In a period piece, because sometimes wonderful, miraculous things do happen.

Prince Harry Makes His Acting Debut
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Expressive dancer (opens in new tab) Prince Harry has decided to try acting, too. He makes a surprise appearance in the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony intro video, released today. The short film—a period piece—tells the story of how the game started, according to rugby legend (student William Webb Ellis creates the game when playing with his classmates in 1823 (opens in new tab)). Prince Harry is a mere gardener watching the historic event at the 2:15 mark. He's beardless (opens in new tab), speaks, and cracks a joke:

Such great delivery. It's a shame Downton Abbey didn't nab him before it finished filming.

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.