During a reception at Clarence House yesterday for athletes and representatives of the fourteen countries who will be participating in the Rugby League World Cup, The Prince of Wales commented that besides Prince Harry’s broken toe, he is “suffering from a flare up of an old injury which he sustained many years ago,” Richard Palmer reported in The Express.
English player Sam Burgess, forward for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, chatted with Prince Charles about the treatment of sports injuries.
“Prince Charles said he might have to send Prince Harry to see me because he has hurt his neck,” Burgess commented in The Australian.
“He said he sought advice from Zara’s husband Mike Tindall about it, and mentioned that Mike had helped. So we were talking about injuries and treatments and the need to ice his neck,” Burgess continued.
As for Harry and his neck injury, “Prince Harry will be taking part. The trek is very much on. He’s been seen around, and appears to be walking ok,” an aide told the Daily Mail.
Sources report in Hello Canada: “He’s broken his toe, but he will still be taking part in the South Pole Challenge,” the spokesman said. “It’s still very much on.”
Tuesday evening, Harry seemed to be dealing with his injuries when he joined up with friends at Lou Lou’s, a Mayfair club, to take in a performance of the Cuban band the Buena Vista Social Club.
“Look at his teammates. They are men and women who have had arms and legs amputated in the service of their country. This is not a big issue for him,” a source commented in the Daily Mail.