Traditionally, the royal family spends most of August out of the spotlight—Queen Elizabeth, for instance, has decamped to Scotland's Balmoral Castle until October—but occasionally, something comes up that pulls them back into the public eye.
Such is the case with Prince Harry, who as patron of the Rugby Football League, will be attending the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on August 24. Meghan Markle, it seems, will stay home with Archie.
This will be the first royal engagement that Harry has undertaken since his trip to Sheffield on July 25. That day, he went to the same children's hospital that his mother Princess Diana had, back in 1989. He even met a longtime staffer at the hospital, who had spoken with Diana during her visit.
"I had a patient that I looked after and had chosen to be in the line to meet her," Jane Austin, a nurse who'd worked at the hospital for 34 years, told People."She was late going round, because she stopped to talk to everybody. She was wonderful."
When Harry met Austin, she was wearing the hospital's mascot costume—but that didn't stop him from giving her a hug. "He came across and said, 'I hear you met my mum,'" Austin told People. "I said, 'I did, she was wonderful.' He said, 'Can I give you a hug?' So we had a hug. I was crying inside the costume. He was lovely. He was absolutely like his mum."
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