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Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale runs in a try during their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Australia manager Michael Cheika prior to a rugby union international match against Wales at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017. (David Davies/PA via AP)

New Zealand Training

Rugby Union - New Zealand Training - Swansea University, Wales - 15/10/15 New Zealand's Dane Coles during training Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic

FILE PHOTO - Scotland's John Barclay celebrates after the game

FILE PHOTO - Britain Rugby Union - Scotland v Wales - Six Nations Championship - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh - 25/2/17 Scotland's John Barclay celebrates after the game Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith Livepic

RugbyU - RugbyU: Wales star Davies faces six months out with foot injury

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of the rugby union international Test match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, on November 11, 2017. (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia

Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Tevita Kuridrani. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

South Africa Head Coach Allister Coetzee before the match

Rugby Union Britain - Wales v South Africa - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - 26/11/16 South Africa Head Coach Allister Coetzee before the match Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

Ireland Press Conference

Rugby Union - Ireland Press Conference - Sophia Gardens, Wales - 14/10/15 Jordi Murphy of Ireland during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne Livepic

Rugby union: talking points from the first round of autumn internationals

Andrew Conway scored Ireland’s first try, Henry Slade did not quite bed in, New Zealand look more beatable and Wales were solid despite losing to Australia

'Photo of the year': Prince William's picture with Kurtley Beale in budgie smugglers lights up social media

The Duke of Cambridge is no stranger to a photo op. But even the royal looked amused to be posing next to Australia's Kurtley Beale as the rugby star sported only a pair of budgie smugglers. After witnessing the Wallabies beat Wales 29-21 in Cardiff on Saturday, the Duke was invited into the Australian changing rooms to meet the players.  While a number of the players took the chance for a photo with the special guest, it was Beale's picture that lit up social media on Monday. "When you rock up to the party feeling a little overdressed," Beale wrote on Instagram. When you rock up to the party feeling a little over dressed ������ A post shared by Kurtley Beale [-0-] (@kurtley_beale) on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:24pm PST In the accompanying photo, Beale is holding a bottle of beer and wearing only a pair of briefs, his arm around the besuited Duke of Cambridge.  "Photo of the year," was one of the first comments as the picture, which received more than 8,000 likes in two hours, spread across the internet. Special night ���� #RoyalNinjas A post shared by Sekope Kepu (@sekopekepu) on Nov 11, 2017 at 5:09pm PST Beale had plenty to celebrate on Saturday after running the length of the pitch to help Australia to their 13th successive win against the Welsh. The Duke is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union after taking over from the Queen last year.

'Photo of the year': Prince William's picture with Kurtley Beale in budgie smugglers lights up social media

The Duke of Cambridge is no stranger to a photo op. But even the royal looked amused to be posing next to Australia's Kurtley Beale as the rugby star sported only a pair of budgie smugglers. After witnessing the Wallabies beat Wales 29-21 in Cardiff on Saturday, the Duke was invited into the Australian changing rooms to meet the players.  While a number of the players took the chance for a photo with the special guest, it was Beale's picture that lit up social media on Monday. "When you rock up to the party feeling a little overdressed," Beale wrote on Instagram. In the accompanying photo, Beale is holding a bottle of beer and wearing only a pair of briefs, his arm around the besuited Duke of Cambridge.  When you rock up to the party feeling a little over dressed ������ A post shared by Kurtley Beale [-0-] (@kurtley_beale) on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:24pm PST "Photo of the year," was one of the first comments as the picture, which received more than 8,000 likes in two hours, spread across the internet. Beale had plenty to celebrate on Saturday after running the length of the pitch to help Australia to their 13th successive win against the Welsh. Special night ���� #RoyalNinjas A post shared by Sekope Kepu (@sekopekepu) on Nov 11, 2017 at 5:09pm PST The Duke is patron of the Welsh Rugby Union after taking over from the Queen last year.  

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia

REFILE - CORRECTING ID Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - November 11, 2017 Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Karmichael Hunt. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia

REFILE - CORRECTING ID Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - November 11, 2017 Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Karmichael Hunt. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Rugby Union - Rejuvenated Australia eye England after Wales win

Australia's scrum-half Will Genia passes during the victory over Wales in Cardiff (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Australia's flanker and captain Michael Hooper is presented the winners' trophy at the end of their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

Australia's flanker and captain Michael Hooper is presented the winners' trophy at the end of their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Wales' centre Jonathan Davies is stretchered off injured at the end of their rugby union Test match against Australia, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's flanker and captain Michael Hooper is presented the winners' trophy at the end of their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017

Australia's flanker and captain Michael Hooper is presented the winners' trophy at the end of their rugby union Test match against Wales, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Paul ELLIS)

The Queen and members of the Royal Family attend Armistice event 

The Queen was joined by members of the Royal Family to commemorate the fallen at the Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The monarch was joined at the Royal Albert Hall in London by thousands of veterans for the 90th anniversary of the event, organised by the Royal British Legion, of which she is patron. Among the acts performing were singers Mel C, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Lesley Garrett and Alfie Boe, alongside hymns, prayers and readings. The event marks the centenaries of women's service in the regular armed forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces' sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. It also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the creation of the RAF Regiment. Other royals attending the service on Saturday include the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her third child. Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall Credit: PA Millions of people fell silent as events were held across the country on Saturday to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In London, Big Ben, which has not tolled since vital repairs began in August, chimed at the stroke of 11am marking the start of a two-minute silence on Saturday. Events have been held across the country to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War. There has also been a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, while mourners and dignitaries gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Prince Harry applauds as the teams arrive on the pitch for a rugby union international match between England and Argentina. Credit: AP Prince Harry joined thousands of fans at Twickenham to hold two minutes silence on Armistice Day to remember those who died in the nation's wars and conflicts. The Prince, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, attended England's home game against Argentina where a giant poppy was displayed on the pitch as The Last Post sounded out across the stadium. Prince Harry, who has served in Afghanistan and set up the Invictus Games for veterans, met six volunteers from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC), the official match-day charity which builds and maintains memorials to those who died in the First and Second World Wars. Princess Anne pictured during the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres Memorial at the (Menin Gate, Ypres. Credit: NICOLAS MAETERLINCKAvalon.red The Duke of Cambridge, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, is due to attend Wales game against Australia in Cardiff. On Sunday the Royal family will be out in force again at the Cenotaph, in a deeply symbolic year in which the Queen will take a step back from laying the wreath for the first time. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, meets WRU Coach Core apprentices, a scheme designed by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, during the Wales v Australia. Credit: Getty Images Europe The Prince of Wales will instead lay a wreath on her behalf, as she and the Duke watch from a balcony to pay their respects. It is the first time the Queen has asked the Prince to take her place for the key moment of ceremony when she has been present, in a significant and very visible transitional moment for the monarchy. Now 91, the Queen will instead join her 96-year-old husband on the balcony of the nearby Foreign and Commonwealth Office, along with other members of the Royal Family. Musician Rhona Carse, from The Coldstream Guards, plays the last post.  Credit: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC  In previous years, this has included the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Countess of Wessex. It is only the sixth time the Queen has missed laying the wreath herself, including a 1961 trip to Ghana, a 1968 visit to Brazil and in 1999 when she was in South Africa. The Duke of Edinburgh has represented her on two occasions, in 1959 and 1963 when she was expecting her two youngest children, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and the Prince once, in 1983 while the Queen was in Kenya.  Members of the Western Front Association dressed in WWI uniforms parade by the Cenotaph. Credit: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC This year, the Duke's wreath will be laid by an equerry, while the Prince also lays one on his own behalf. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are expected to attend the Cenotaph wreath laying, along with all of the Queen's children. An aide said the Duke had been determined to attend the ceremony and wished to be with his family on the balcony, while the Queen chose to be alongside her husband.

The Queen and members of the Royal Family attend Armistice event 

The Queen was joined by members of the Royal Family to commemorate the fallen at the Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The monarch was joined at the Royal Albert Hall in London by thousands of veterans for the 90th anniversary of the event, organised by the Royal British Legion, of which she is patron. Among the acts performing were singers Mel C, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Lesley Garrett and Alfie Boe, alongside hymns, prayers and readings. The event marks the centenaries of women's service in the regular armed forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces' sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. It also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the creation of the RAF Regiment. Other royals attending the service on Saturday include the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her third child. Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall Credit: PA Millions of people fell silent as events were held across the country on Saturday to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In London, Big Ben, which has not tolled since vital repairs began in August, chimed at the stroke of 11am marking the start of a two-minute silence on Saturday. Events have been held across the country to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War. There has also been a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, while mourners and dignitaries gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Prince Harry applauds as the teams arrive on the pitch for a rugby union international match between England and Argentina. Credit: AP Prince Harry joined thousands of fans at Twickenham to hold two minutes silence on Armistice Day to remember those who died in the nation's wars and conflicts. The Prince, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, attended England's home game against Argentina where a giant poppy was displayed on the pitch as The Last Post sounded out across the stadium. Prince Harry, who has served in Afghanistan and set up the Invictus Games for veterans, met six volunteers from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC), the official match-day charity which builds and maintains memorials to those who died in the First and Second World Wars. Princess Anne pictured during the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres Memorial at the (Menin Gate, Ypres. Credit: NICOLAS MAETERLINCKAvalon.red The Duke of Cambridge, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, is due to attend Wales game against Australia in Cardiff. On Sunday the Royal family will be out in force again at the Cenotaph, in a deeply symbolic year in which the Queen will take a step back from laying the wreath for the first time. The Prince of Wales will instead lay a wreath on her behalf, as she and the Duke watch from a balcony to pay their respects. It is the first time the Queen has asked the Prince to take her place for the key moment of ceremony when she has been present, in a significant and very visible transitional moment for the monarchy. Now 91, the Queen will instead join her 96-year-old husband on the balcony of the nearby Foreign and Commonwealth Office, along with other members of the Royal Family. Musician Rhona Carse, from The Coldstream Guards, plays the last post.  Credit: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC  In previous years, this has included the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Countess of Wessex. It is only the sixth time the Queen has missed laying the wreath herself, including a 1961 trip to Ghana, a 1968 visit to Brazil and in 1999 when she was in South Africa. The Duke of Edinburgh has represented her on two occasions, in 1959 and 1963 when she was expecting her two youngest children, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and the Prince once, in 1983 while the Queen was in Kenya.  Members of the Western Front Association dressed in WWI uniforms parade by the Cenotaph. Credit: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC This year, the Duke's wreath will be laid by an equerry, while the Prince also lays one on his own behalf. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are expected to attend the Cenotaph wreath laying, along with all of the Queen's children. Queen Remembrance Sunday An aide said the Duke had been determined to attend the ceremony and wished to be with his family on the balcony, while the Queen chose to be alongside her husband.

The Queen and members of the Royal Family attend Armistice event 

The Queen was joined by members of the Royal Family to commemorate the fallen at the Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The monarch was joined at the Royal Albert Hall in London by thousands of veterans for the 90th anniversary of the event, organised by the Royal British Legion, of which she is patron. Among the acts performing were singers Mel C, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Lesley Garrett and Alfie Boe, alongside hymns, prayers and readings. The event marks the centenaries of women's service in the regular armed forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces' sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. It also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the creation of the RAF Regiment. Other royals attending the service on Saturday include the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her third child. Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall Credit: PA Millions of people fell silent as events were held across the country on Saturday to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In London, Big Ben, which has not tolled since vital repairs began in August, chimed at the stroke of 11am marking the start of a two-minute silence on Saturday. Events have been held across the country to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War. There has also been a service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, while mourners and dignitaries gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Prince Harry applauds as the teams arrive on the pitch for a rugby union international match between England and Argentina. Credit: AP Prince Harry joined thousands of fans at Twickenham to hold two minutes silence on Armistice Day to remember those who died in the nation's wars and conflicts. The Prince, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, attended England's home game against Argentina where a giant poppy was displayed on the pitch as The Last Post sounded out across the stadium. Prince Harry, who has served in Afghanistan and set up the Invictus Games for veterans, met six volunteers from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC), the official match-day charity which builds and maintains memorials to those who died in the First and Second World Wars. Princess Anne pictured during the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres Memorial at the (Menin Gate, Ypres. Credit: NICOLAS MAETERLINCKAvalon.red The Duke of Cambridge, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, is due to attend Wales game against Australia in Cardiff. On Sunday the Royal family will be out in force again at the Cenotaph, in a deeply symbolic year in which the Queen will take a step back from laying the wreath for the first time. The Prince of Wales will instead lay a wreath on her behalf, as she and the Duke watch from a balcony to pay their respects. It is the first time the Queen has asked the Prince to take her place for the key moment of ceremony when she has been present, in a significant and very visible transitional moment for the monarchy. Now 91, the Queen will instead join her 96-year-old husband on the balcony of the nearby Foreign and Commonwealth Office, along with other members of the Royal Family. Musician Rhona Carse, from The Coldstream Guards, plays the last post.  Credit: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC  In previous years, this has included the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and Countess of Wessex. It is only the sixth time the Queen has missed laying the wreath herself, including a 1961 trip to Ghana, a 1968 visit to Brazil and in 1999 when she was in South Africa. The Duke of Edinburgh has represented her on two occasions, in 1959 and 1963 when she was expecting her two youngest children, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and the Prince once, in 1983 while the Queen was in Kenya.  Members of the Western Front Association dressed in WWI uniforms parade by the Cenotaph. Credit: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC This year, the Duke's wreath will be laid by an equerry, while the Prince also lays one on his own behalf. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are expected to attend the Cenotaph wreath laying, along with all of the Queen's children. Queen Remembrance Sunday An aide said the Duke had been determined to attend the ceremony and wished to be with his family on the balcony, while the Queen chose to be alongside her husband.

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