Prince Harry to present Challenge Cup trophy

Drew Darbyshire

The Rugby Football League have confirmed that Prince Harry will present the Challenge Cup trophy to the winning team at Wembley.

HRH The Duke of Sussex will be the RFL’s chief guest at Wembley on Saturday, August 24, for the 118th Challenge Cup final, which sees Lancashire rivals St Helens and Warrington battle it out.

Prince Harry has been patron of the RFL since December 2016, when he succeeded his grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen.

RFL interim chairman, Simon Johnson, commented: “The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final is established as a special and historic day in the British sporting calendar.

“It was first contested in 1897, and first staged at Wembley Stadium in 1929 – and we are delighted and honoured that The Duke of Sussex will be attending in his role as patron of the Rugby Football League.

“We hope His Royal Highness will enjoy seeing the two current best teams in front of a passionate and colourful crowd at Rugby League’s showpiece event.”

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