The RFL have confirmed that Prince Harry is the new patron of the RFL, following the Queen’s announcement earlier today that she is standing down from the role.
RFL chairman Brian Barwick thanked the Queen for her support, and welcomed Prince Harry into the role.
“The RFL has been honoured to have had Her Majesty The Queen as its patron, and on behalf of the organisation I would like to thank Her Majesty for the support she has given this sport,” he said.
“I would also like to welcome Prince Harry as the new patron of the organisation.
“We are aware that he is a big fan of sport and we are delighted to announce that he is to become the new patron for the Rugby Football League.”