Prince Harry, 31, has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the clip

By Maria Mercedes Lara
Updated September 18, 2015 04:20 PM

If the whole royal thing doesn’t work out, maybe Prince Harry can have a go at showbiz. (We already know he makes a perfect Prince Charming!)

The prince, 30, made his acting debut in the newly released opening ceremony intro for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which kicked off on Friday night. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-cameo features Harry in early 19th century garb, raking leaves and (sadly) beardless. But on the bright side, he does have a line!

The short film is dramatic retelling of rugby’s origin story at the famed Rugby School, a boarding school in England that gives the sport its name. According to rugby legend, the sport began in 1823 when a young student named William Webb Ellis decided to run with the ball while playing a version of football with his schoolmates.

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Harry’s guest appearance isn’t exactly random – he is the honorary president of England Rugby 2015 and, on Thursday, he attended the Rugby World Cup welcome party. He has also been an active supporter of rugby and serves as the Vice Patron of the Rugby Football Union and is the Patron of RFU’s Injured Players Foundation, which supports injured players in England.

Perhaps Harry got some acting tips for his appearance from ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who was spotted partying with the prince and a group of pals for his 31st birthday on Wednesday. (Bonas is an actress and has been earning rave reviews for her appearances onstage in London.)

Still, Harry’s cameo may never top the greatest royal acting bit – Queen Elizabeth’s appearance in the 2012 London Olympics’ opening ceremony alongside James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.

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