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‘Worse for wear’ Prince Harry was helped out of bar at England rugby party as minder pleaded with photographers

The 20th anniversary of England’s famous Rugby World Cup victory over Australia in 2003 has seen many stories emerge today.

Of course, fans in all countries will recall Jonny Wilkinson’s dramatic late goal in Sydney, sealing victory over the Wallabies for Clive Woodward’s side in a 20-17 extra-time win. But that was just the start of a night that saw players join in Prince Harry’s wild celebrations.

The prince followed the team in Australia throughout the tournament and was present when the party started at the city’s famous Wharf bar, where he introduced cousin Zara Phillips to England striker Mike Tindall first. there at the World Cup. Harry was also present in the England dressing room immediately after the match after watching the match with Woodward’s wife and daughter.

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The celebrations will move on to the Commodore Club at Darling Harbor, where Harry, who is wearing a ‘Barmy Army’ T-shirt, and Lawrence Dallaglio play bongos together as the alcohol dries up before the young prince must be help get home.

The Daily Mail reported: “Young Royal was wearing a Barmy Army t-shirt and he was also much worse for wear – which is hardly surprising in the circumstances, amid so much excitement of the British. The man who was providing vital support to the unstable Prince looked up at the photographer and said: ‘You’re not going to take this picture, are you?’ It’s worth noting that his strong request was effective; the camera remained lowered and the moment was not recorded.”

Prince Harry (second from right) celebrates with the England team(Image: Getty Images 2003)

The players will celebrate until sunrise on Sunday and beyond as their all-round performance becomes clear.

More spectacular scenes await them at Heathrow and in the victory parade through central London as British sport basks in the glow created by Woodward’s golden generation.


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