Posted: 8:42 PM PT, February 8, 2024
Prince Harry He returned to the United States, stopping unexpectedly in Las Vegas to participate in it This year's NFL Honors Ceremony.
On Thursday, the 39-year-old Duke of Sussex attended the event, held at the Resorts World Theater, to present the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award to Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward.
When presenting the award, Harry praised the NFL players in the audience, saying: “What you guys do on and off the field is truly amazing. You are role models to millions in the way you carry yourselves and the way you give back.”
Harry continued: “This ultimate award, the highest honour, is about serving your community, and there is a special man we would like to pay tribute to now.” “A player who goes above and beyond and whose extraordinary commitment to helping others is a reflection of his own story.”
Hayward was celebrated for his many philanthropic and humanitarian endeavours. As part of the award, he received $250,000 to donate to a charity of his choice.
While Heyward was the man of honor, the 34-year-old NFL player and 13-season veteran was blown away by Harry's presence and couldn't contain his excitement as he accepted the award.
“Oh man, creepy Prince Harry! I'm in shock. This is Prince Harry!” Hayward cheered as he took the stage, while Harry couldn't help but laugh at one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Harry's appearance comes only at the NFL Awards Days after he was in London on TuesdayWhere he met briefly with his father, King Charles IIIAfter news of the king's diagnosis of cancer.
According to a sourceThe 39-year-old prince was in and out after seeing his father, who received treatment for cancer on Monday and postponed his trip to Sandringham to see his son.
“They spent about 30 minutes together as Charles was still a bit tired from treatment the day before,” a source told ET. “Prince Harry has now left the UK after only spending around 24 hours in London.”
Harry's trip to the UK was his first time back since May 2023. Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2, remained at home in California. The Duke did not meet his brother, Prince William, during his visit.
Meanwhile, the NFL Honors Tournament kicked off Thursday for this year's Super Bowl LVIII weekend, which will culminate in the big game on Sunday.
Super Bowl XVIII – which airs on CBS and is broadcast live Paramount+ – he is in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NevadaThe Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers. Keep checking EOnline For more from the big game, including photos, exclusive interviews and more.
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