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Prince Harry Gets Massive World Cup Honour

09/18/2014 03:46 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:59 EDT
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Britain's Prince Harry visits the Minas Tenis Club where England's Olympic team will practice during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Prince Harry is in Brazil for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)

Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honourary president of World Cup organizers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced on Thursday.

The move follows the 30-year-old royal's successful role in organizing the Invictus Games, a four-day international event for injured war veterans that took place in London and concluded on Sunday.

"With one year to go to the tournament, we are delighted to announce that Prince Harry has agreed to be our honorary president," said England Rugby 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans.

"The prince is a great rugby fan and recently inspired us all with the Invictus Games. We have no doubt that he will help us achieve our aim of staging a tournament that reaches out to new and existing rugby fans."