Prince Harry joined rugby players Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood on Wednesday to launch the World Cup trophy tour across Britain and Ireland. The launch meant that 100 days remained until the tournament kicks off, so the cup's journey began at Twickenham Stadium, E! News reported.
Harry is honorary president of England Rugby 2015, the organizing committee staging the tournament. The royal gave a rousing speech during the kickoff, saying, "Rugby is a game built on values -- respect, pride, teamwork and discipline. In 100 days' time, England and Cardiff will play host to an incredible festival of rugby with the world's best players, the world's best teams and of course the world's greatest fans demonstrating these values," Prince Harry told fans. "As we have shown with the Olympics, Commonwealth and Invictus Games, we are a nation of great hosts; a nation that seizes the moment. The world will be expecting us to deliver and I know we won't disappoint."
According to the Mirror, the trophy will start its journey in Scotland on Thursday before making its way across the rest of Britain and Ireland ahead of the start of the tournament in September. The Rugby World Cup will take place Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, with Leeds hosting two games at Elland Road as part of a weekend of rugby on Sept. 26 and 27.
Meanwhile, the past week has been a busy period for Harry as he attended various royal engagements around the city, states People. He started his week rubbing elbows with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at a benefit concert for his charity WellChild. The prince then paid tribute to the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at a special event at the Royal Hospital in London on Tuesday.
The following weeks may continue to be as busy for the young royal, as he is expected to end his military service by the end of the month before starting a three-month trip to Africa.