Prince Harry, the fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honorary president of World Cup organisers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced on Thursday.
The move follows the 30-year-old’s successful role in organising 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 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.”