While his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton were nowhere to be seen, Prince Harry had some great company this weekend, spending his Saturday with Kate's family - her parents Carole and Michael, and brother James Middleton - at the Rugby World Cup. Wearing England jersey and passionately cheering his team on in the match versus Australia at Twickenham Stadium, he was also surrounded by a few of his best friends.
Harry, who was attending in his capacity as honorary president of England Rugby 2015, the organizing committee staging the contest, was seated in the stands with longtime pals Charlie Van Straubenzee and club manager Guy Pelly.
The Queen's grandson, who played rugby during school and is vice patron of the Rugby Football Union, attended the opening ceremony last month with Kate and William. The royal gave a speech in which he told supporters, and the millions watching at home: "This evening marks the beginning of a celebration of rugby which I hope will inspire current players, those new to the game and future generations."
Wearing his England shirt, Harry looked passionate throughout the game Photo: Getty Images
Harry, William and Kate also attended the nail-biting England-Wales match last week. A jubilant Prince William, who is vice royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, was pictured sweetly hugging his wife as Wales claimed victory, just days after he'd confessed his deep rivalry with his little brother, an avid England fan..
Duchess Kate's bearded brother James Middleton was also with the Prince Photo: Getty Images
Harry's outing at Saturday's match comes after he took part in a 17-mile charity trek for Walking With The Wounded, the charity that supports injured servicemen and women. During the walk he was asked about his romantic life - specifically, whether he was "any closer" to settling down. "No, you know, at the end of the day, there's a lot of things to get done before settling down," he responded. "I think everyone looks forward to [it]. But in the meantime, it's work as usual. So crack on."
Meanwhile, James Middleton's personal life has also the become subject of speculation after reports that he and his girlfriend, British TV host Donna Air, had broken up. He put the rumors to rest, though, telling HELLO!: "Happily, we can report that our relationship is NOT over. We are still very much a couple and have not parted ways."