Prince Harry Reveals Something He's Been Missing from the U.K. Since Moving to Los Angeles

Prince Harry made a surprise appearance in an England Rugby video on Instagram and revealed he's missed the sport since being in lockdown in Los Angeles.

  • This week, in a surprise appearance on Instagram, Prince Harry (opens in new tab) shared his love for rugby and how much he's missed the sport amid the coronavirus lockdowns, which he's spent in Los Angeles with Meghan Markle.
  • The video was shared by England Rugby (opens in new tab) on their Instagram page and featured Harry, along with several other supporters of the sport.
  • In the clip, the royal stressed that, in spite of the lockdowns, the coronavirus pandemic has not taken way the spirit of rugby fans around the world.

Prince Harry (opens in new tab) is adjusting to life in a new country since he and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) moved to California this spring. It's only natural to miss things from home after a big move, and Harry has revealed (opens in new tab) something from his life in the U.K. that he's been missing a lot while in lockdown in Los Angeles: Rugby.

On Wednesday, Harry made a surprise appearance (opens in new tab) in a video for England Rugby (opens in new tab), which the group posted on Instagram.

"We all miss rugby," Harry said in the video, adding that, although the coronavirus has forced the rugby world—like the rest of the world—to go on pause, the pandemic, "hasn't taken away our spirit."

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Harry's love for rugby (opens in new tab) is longstanding and well-documented. The royal has served as an Honorary President of England Rugby and Vice-Patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and has been "involved in promoting the participatory legacy for rugby at grassroots level, especially the opportunities for children and young people to enjoy the game," according to the official royal website (opens in new tab). In January, it was announced (opens in new tab) that Harry would continue on as a patron of the Rugby Football League even after he and Meghan stepped down from their positions as senior working members of the royal family.

Clearly, his loyalty to the sport is as strong as ever.

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london, england october 15 prince harry, duke of sussex and meghan, duchess of sussex attend the wellchild awards at royal lancaster hotel on october 15, 2019 in london, england photo by mark cuthbertuk press via getty images

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dubbo, australia october 17 prince harry, duke of sussex and meghan, duchess of sussex visit a local farming family, the woodleys, on october 17, 2018 in dubbo, australia the duke and duchess of sussex are on their official 16 day autumn tour visiting cities in australia, fiji, tonga and new zealand photo by chris jackson poolgetty images

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