RFL thanks Her Majesty The Queen for support as patron and announces successor

20th December 2016, 11:21

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RFL thanks Her Majesty The Queen for support as patron and announces successor

Following the announcement made this morning by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen will be standing down from her role as patron of the Rugby Football League, the RFL would like to thank Her Majesty for all of the support she has given to the sport. The RFL is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness Prince Harry will become the new patron of the Rugby Football League.

Prince Harry will take up the role of Patron

Prince Harry enjoying the 2012 London Paralympic Games

RFL Chairman, Brian Barwick, said: “The RFL has been honoured to have had Her Majesty The Queen as its patron and on behalf of the organisation I would like to thank Her Majesty for the support she has given this sport. I would also like to welcome Prince Harry as the new patron of the organisation. We are aware that he is a big fan of sport and we are delighted to announce that he is to become the new patron for the Rugby Football League.”