England were given a boost ahead of their crucial World Cup match when the Duke of Sussex declared football was coming home as he met Ireland’s president.
As the country geared up for England’s biggest night of football in decades, Harry helped rally manager Gareth Southgate’s team as they prepared to face Croatia in the semi-final.
As Harry and Meghan posed for a picture with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, the duke replied laughing “most definitely”.
The duke and duchess met the president and his wife at the statesman’s official residence Aras an Uachtarain, the former British Viceregal lodge in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
It was their first engagement on the second and final day of their pre-Brexit charm offensive in Ireland, which comes less than a month after Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Emerald Isle.
Harry and Meghan, who was wearing a Roland Mouret dress, were greeted on the portico of the north entrance to Aras an Uachtarain by Art O’Leary, secretary general of the Office of the President.