In Pictures: Harry tells England rugby stars how he’s hooked on the sport

He joined thousands of young fans at an open training session at Twickenham.

Press Association
Last updated: 22 February 2018 - 8.42pm

Prince Harry might have hung up his boots but he confessed to England stars that he’s like a “Labrador with a tennis ball” whenever he sees a rugby ball.

Harry, in his role as patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), indulged his love of the sport when he joined thousands of young rugby fans at an open training session for the England national team at Twickenhm.

England Training Session and Press Conference – Twickenham Stadium
Scrum down? No thanks…Prince Harry lets England coach Eddie Jones know he’s happy to be on the bench away from the action (Adam Davy/PA)
Prince Harry talks tactics with England player Jack Nowell  (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
Talking tactics, but the serious royal chat still left England player Jack Nowell with a smile on his face (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
England Training Session and Press Conference – Twickenham Stadium
Prince Harry confesses to England rugby coaches that despite giving up the sport he is like a ‘Labrador with a tennis ball’ whenever he sees a rugby ball. (Adam Davy/PA)
Just one of the lads, Prince Harry chats to young players about the rugby projects they have benefited from, thanks to funding from Try for Change (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
Just one of the lads, Prince Harry chats to young players about the rugby projects they have benefited from, thanks to funding from Try for Change (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
England need tunnel vision to retain the Six Nations Cup. Prince Harry walks the walk with England legend Jonny Wilkiinson (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
England need tunnel vision to retain the Six Nations Cup. Prince Harry walks the walk with England legend Jonny Wilkiinson (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Daily Telegraph/PA)
Grandstand view for Prince Harry as the England squad go through their paces at Twickenham (Adam Davy/PA)
Grandstand view for Prince Harry as the England squad go through their paces at Twickenham (Adam Davy/PA)

Meanwhile in Yorkshire, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by crowds of schoolchildren and well-wishers as they arrived at the Piece Hall in Halifax on Friday at the start of a day of engagements in the county.

Royal visit to Yorkshire
Sweet treats for Charles and Camilla during a visit to Halifax Market (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Wearing the flag, Camilla is greeted by a a man in a Union Jack suit  (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Wearing the flag, Camilla is greeted by a a man in a Union Jack suit(Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Does it pass the sniff test, Charles gives his verdict on a bar of soap during his visit to Piece Hall (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Does it pass the sniff test, Charles gives his verdict on a bar of soap during his visit to Piece Hall (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
All aboard, Camilla  speaks to the driver of a steam train at The Railway Station in Haworth Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
All aboard, Camilla speaks to the driver of a steam train at The Railway Station in Haworth Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Royal waves, Charles and Camilla address crowds at Piece Hall , Halifax (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Royal waves, Charles and Camilla address crowds at Piece Hall , Halifax (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
All aboard, Camilla  leaves on a vintage bus after a visit to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Bronte, to The Bronte Parsonage Museum, the former home of the Bronte family, in Haworth, Keighley (Oli Scarff/PA)
All aboard, Camilla leaves on a vintage bus after a visit to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Bronte, to The Bronte Parsonage Museum, the former home of the Bronte family, in Haworth, Keighley (Oli Scarff/PA)

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