Springboks meet the Queen

Bryan Habana’s having a blast at the Rugby World Cup (RWC). He’s equalled a world record, celebrated his victories on the field with his adorable son, and went to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace last night.

Bryan Habana and family
Bryan Habana with his wife and son Timothy after the Scotland match – “Love this post… Thanks a million @isharaIsuru.” Picture: FB/Ishara Isuru

And through it all, he remains humble. Look at this message he wrote after equalling Jonah Lomu’s world record of 15 RWC tries.

Bryan Habana message

Last night Bryan was part of the group of RWC players who were taken to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and her grandson, Prince Harry, who is Honorary President of the RWC2015.

PHOTO: Victor Matfield and Bryan Habana meet the Queen. What do you think she’s saying here?

Posted by SA Rugby magazine on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Victor Matfield summed up the royal experience: “I’ve been here a few times…but on the outside of the gate taking pics.” He said the evening was “fantastic” and that he had met the queen “quickly” and had a “nice chat with Prince Harry”.

And of course, the jokes have already begun…

Springboks meet the Queen
Sent in by Jake Fourie
Bismarck Queen joke
Sent in by William Smith
Victor Matfield and Queen joke
Sent in by Bas Horneman

Watch World Rugby’s video of the Buckingham Palace visit below. It ends with a brilliant video from the vault – SA vs Wales in the RWC2011!

Watch Video – RWC Players visit the Palace to meet the Queen

RWC Daily: RWC 2015 gets royal treatmentRWC 2015 GETS ROYAL TREATMENTNow the Pool stages are over, players were able to take the evening off and visit Buckingham Palace, where they got to chat rugby with Prince Harry and the Queen.

Posted by Rugby World Cup on Tuesday, October 13, 2015