Prince Harry Cheers on England in Rugby Match Against Wales – with a Little Help from Benedict Cumberbatch

Prince Harry and Benedict Cumberbatch at Rugby Match: Photos
Prince Harry at a rugby match between England and Wales, in London, on March 12, 2016.
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03/12/2016 AT 12:30 PM EST

Rugby brings everyone together – even royals and A-listers.

Prince Harry was spotted in the stands Saturday for England's match against Wales in London. And just one row back sat Benedict Cumberbatch.

The 39-year-old Sherlock star, sporting a Sherlock-esque hat, cheered behind Harry, 31, who is vice patron of English rugby's governing body.

It wasn't Cumberbatch's first royal encounter in recent months: In November, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed on him the title of C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).



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Benedict Cumberbatch (center) at a rugby match between England and Wales, in London, on March 12, 2016.

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"It was wonderful, it was the first time I've ever met her and to meet her and be honored by her was extraordinary," Cumberbatch told the BBC afterward.



Harry, meanwhile, has been busy working with older brother Prince William and sister-in-law Princess Kate in their mental health efforts.

Next on the prince's docket is an upcoming trip to Nepal, nearly a year after disastrously deadly earthquakes struck the nation.

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While there, Harry plans to forgo the usual royal hotel accommodations and instead stay with a local family.



"He has been moved by the stories of resilience of the Nepali people following the earthquakes last year and is now eager to learn more about their country and culture," a spokesman said in an earlier statement. "With Britain and Nepal currently celebrating two hundred years of cooperation, Prince Harry will experience the strength of the relationship and traditional warmth of the Nepali welcome."

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