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Prince Harry presents England with Six Nations trophy

It was a special occasion for the whole nation and he most certainly enjoyed. As Prince Harry presented the jubilant England Rugby captain Dylan Hartley with the Calcutta Cup, his smile was just as triumphant.

The huge England fan watched on (and cheered) as England beat Scotland 61-21 at Twickenham to seal their second consecutive Six Nations title with one round to spare.

England have now equalled New Zealand’s record of 18 Test victories on the trot. It was also their highest score and joint-biggest winning margin against Scotland in the history of the 146 year old fixture. The victory came in front of 82,000 fans who expected a much closer competition.

Wearing a navy blue suit and a spotted tie, the royal was seen having a chat with Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon prior to the game. He joined the crowds in singing the national anthem and cut an excited figure throughout the contest. The Princess Royal was also there to witness the celebrations while former Prime Minister David Cameron was also spotted in the stands.

His Royal Highness is now the Patron of the Rugby Football Union, having succeeded Her Majesty the Queen in the role.

Today marked his second engagement in the new role. Last month, he joined 12,000 fans to attend an England training session.

Praising the prince’s support for the players, the England manager, Richard Hill, said, ”He knows the players well. I think it’s important for the team that they have a patron who interacts with the group.”

The fifth to the throne will have little time to relish the victory, however, as he prepares for a busy period in which he takes part in a series of engagements. He will attend the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College on 16 March before heading to Leicester on 21 March to visit local projects and organisations.

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