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by | 17th, May 2005

‘DURING Prince Harry’s 2003 “working trip” to Australia, he was criticised for taking advantage of the happy coincidence that the so-called “rugby world cup” was taking place there at the same time.

Have a scrummy time, Wills

He was the guest of Clive Woodward and went into the team’s dressing room after their dramatic victory in the final.

Now it’s the turn of his older brother to enjoy a stroke of good fortune. The Star reports that Prince William will be in the Pacific Islands carrying out his first solo engagements on behalf of the Queen. This will be once again be combined with an invitation from Clive Woodward (now Sir Clive, of course) to take in some rugger, namely the British & Irish Lions’ matches against the All Blacks.

“William is a big fan of rugby and is really looking forward to going to New Zealand,” said William’s spokesman Paddy Harverson, although he was of course mindful of the fact that the real purpose of the trip is to commemorate World War II. “He is proud to be representing the Queen,” he added.

However, a spokesman for the Lions suggested that there might be more to the trip than meets the eye. “Prince William has indicated that he wants to get his hands dirty,” he said. This, apparently, could involve “all manner of things”.

The Sun reports that young Harry, who can’t join in because of his “gruelling military course at Sandhurst” is “green with envy”.

No further questions.’

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