Prince Harry to present Challenge Cup trophy

The Duke of Sussex will be the primary guest at this year’s Challenge Cup final marking a return to tradition in the sport’s most historic competition.

St Helens will face off against Warrington for the first time in the final of the competition at Wembley next Saturday, with Prince Harry, who took over from the Queen as patron of the RFL in 2016, there to present the silverware.

It’ll be the first time a royal has presented the historic cup since the Duke of Edinburgh was the guest of honour in 1995.

“The Challenge Cup final is established as a special and historic day in the British sporting calendar,” interim chair of the RFL Simon Johnson said.

“We hope His Royal Highness will enjoy seeing the two current best teams at rugby league’s showpiece event.”

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