Prince Harry made a special appearance on Thursday’s NFL Honors to present the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward.
Harry, 39, said before presenting the award: “Everything you all do on and off the field is truly amazing.”
“You are an example to millions of others in the way you live your lives and the way you give back. This final award, the highest honor, is all about service to the community. There is one special person whom he would like to pay tribute to. “Right now. A player who goes above and beyond and whose extraordinary dedication to helping others reflects his own story,” he continued. .
The award was presented to Hayward, who was overjoyed to receive it from Prince Harry. “Hey, Prince is surprising Harry. Hey, I’m shocked. That’s Prince Harry,” Hayward said as he took to the stage.
The Duke of Sussex’s appearance came hours after he returned to California after a short trip to see his father, King Charles, following his cancer diagnosis.
Buckingham Palace said on Monday that the monarch’s cancer was discovered during “subsequent diagnostic tests” following surgery for enlarged prostate in January.
“His Majesty has today begun a regular treatment schedule during which time doctors have advised him to postpone official duties. During this period, His Majesty will continue to carry out his state and official duties as normal,” the palace said. . In their announcement.
NFL Honors is held annually to recognize the NFL’s top players, coaches, and teams. This year’s ceremony was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and was attended by multiple celebrities including Issa Rae, Janelle Monáe, Aly Raisman, Flavor Fluff, DeMar Hamlin, Justin Hartley, and Gayle King. did.
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Prince Harry attended his first Super Bowl in 2022 with his cousin Princess Eugenie. After the Los Angeles Rams’ victory, he was seen visiting the locker room with the team.