Can you spot the royal in a sea of rugby players?

By Diana Pearl
Updated September 21, 2015 05:15 PM
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Just one of the lads!

Prince William may want to trade in his helicopter for a rugby ball – judging by this photo, he’d fit in with the team just fine.

The royal – who serves as the vice patron of the Welsh Rugby Union – visited with the Welsh rugby team at the Wales’ Welcome Ceremony at London’s Guildhall today. Posing for photographs afterwards, William blended in seamlessly with the team, who were wearing navy suits and maroon ties, just like his.

During the visit, he awarded the team with their Rugby World Cup caps and medals and mingled with the players.

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Of course, William couldn’t resist poking fun at his younger brother, Prince Harry. He gave a tug on ginger-haired player Jake Ball’s bushy beard and told him that Prince Harry – who’s been sporting some facial hair of his own recently – would be jealous.

He dished out more than just facial hair quips. In reference to Harry’s role in a film shown at the Rugby World Cup’s Opening Ceremony, where he told rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson that the sport would “never catch on”, host Dan Lock said “how wrong he was,” to which William replied, “He is regularly wrong.”

And after a big win against Uruguay over the weekend, the Welsh team is gearing up to take on England in the Rugby World Cup this weekend – and the game is causing a bit of sibling rivalry between William and Harry.

“Unfortunately I will be watching you with my brother, so I will need a Wales win more than ever,” William said at the event.

It’s been a busy day for Prince William: Earlier, he attended a bullying preventing workshop at Hammersmith Academy in London. The visit was a sentimental one: He was there to support the non-profit organization Diana Award, named for the late Princess of Wales.

Reporting by Simon Perry

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