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Prince Harry joined by the Middletons at Rugby World Cup

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Sporting his England jersey and passionately singing the national anthem, Prince Harry was well and truly engrossed in the England versus Australia rugby match on Saturday night. The 31-year-old royal was attending the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium with a couple of close friends, as well as his sister-in-law Duchess Kate's family.

Harry was spotted cheering England on alongside Charlie Van Straubenzee and club manager Guy Pelly, both of whom the Prince has known for years.

While his sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, did not attend, Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton were spotted in the same area as Harry, as well as Kate's younger brother James.

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Prince Harry was joined by his close friends Charlie Van Straubenzee and Guy Pelly, as well as Duchess Kate's family, Carole and Michael Middleton and younger brother James

Harry couldn't contain his excitement as England tried their best to defeat their Australian opponents. Unfortunately for Harry's team, it was the first time that a host nation has crashed out of the tournament at the group stage, with Australia winning 33-13.

Sports fan Harry was attending in his capacity as honorary president of England Rugby 2015, the organising committee staging the contest.

The Queen's grandson, who played rugby at school and is vice patron of the Rugby Football Union, attended the opening ceremony last month with his brother Prince William and William's wife Kate. Harry gave a speech in which he told supporters, and the millions watching at home: "This evening marks the beginning of a celebration of rugby which I hope will inspire current players, those new to the game and future generations."

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Harry cheered on host nation England, who were defeated by Australia 33-13

Harry, William and Kate also attended the nail-biting England Wales match last week, where Harry's team once again lost to their opponents. A jubilant William and Kate, who were supporting Wales as the Prince is vice royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, were pictured sweetly hugging and applauding as Wales claimed victory.

Harry's outing at the rugby comes after the fifth-in-line to the throne took part in a 17-mile charity trek for Walking With The Wounded, the charity that supports injured servicemen and women.

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"I think everyone looks forward to settling down," the 31-year-old said last week

Asked whether he was "any closer" to settling down, Harry responded: "No, you know, at the end of the day, there's a lot of things to get done before settling down. I've got another seven miles to walk now, which I'm really not looking forward to… Eight? Great!" he added with a laugh.

"I think everyone looks forward to settling down," he added to ITV News. "But in the meantime, it's work as usual. So crack on."

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