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Fri 23rd March, 2018

Harry and Anne watch England thrash Scotland to win Six Nations

Prince Harry was joined by his aunt, Princess Anne, this afternoon, as England took on Scotland in their penultimate game of the Six Nations championship.

The game took place at Twickenham in front of 82,000 fans, and saw the English side defeat the Scottish side 61-21, to take the Calcutta Cup. This is the second year in a row the side have won the competition, with Eddie Jones at the helm.

The Prince is patron of the English Rugby Football Union, while The Princess Royal is patron of the Scottish Rugby Football Union.

It was the highest ever score England have achieved in the history of the competition, which was once a home nations tournament.

There was a hat-trick of tries for Jonathan Joseph, who was awarded man of the match, and one apiece for replacements Anthony Watson and Billy Vunipola. Two tries for Danny Care plus Owen Farrell’s 26 points from kicks secured the game.

The aunt and nephew were seen chatting in the stands, sitting with Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. Harry sang the ‘God Save The Queen’, while Anne participated in singing ‘The Flower of Scotland’.

On Thursday, the pair attended a service of dedication for a new Afghanistan and Iraq memorial with the extended Royal Family.

Next weekend, Ireland will play England at home in Dublin; if they are defeated, England will take the Grand Slam title too, meaning a double-whammy for the team.

Harry handed the Calcutta Cup over to team captain Dylan Hartley.

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