Just like the Grammys, the Oscars and the Met Ball, the Super Bowl brings together the who’s-who of A-list stars, and this year's event even had royalty in attendance.
LA resident Prince Harry was spotted in the SoFi Stadium, watching the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals, alongside his cousin Princess Eugenie. Both wore masks as they sat in a private box, but even with Eugenie wearing a baseball cap it was obvious who they were.
The National Football League's official Twitter account confirmed the royal sighting with a photo captioned, "Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie in the house at #SBLVI".
Other stars in attendance included JLo and Ben Affleck, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Justin and Hailey Bieber and Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
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Neither Harry's wife, Meghan, nor Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank, were at the game.
Harry, who wore a white T-shirt, black blazer and black pants, seemed in good spirits as he hung out with Eugenie, who wore a black T-shirt, black blazer, jeans and silver earrings.
Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie in the house at #SBLVI pic.twitter.com/uKyIdqIFmE— NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 14, 2022
Royal fans were thrilled to see the cousins together. “Love this Princess Eugenie has always had her cousins back Prince Harry great bond,” one tweeted. “#PrinceHarry living his American dream. Good to see his cousin there with him #PrincesEugenie,” posted another.
The princess travelled to the US to spend time with Harry and Meghan and their kids, Archie (2) and Lilibet, who turns one in June.
It’s been two years since Harry and Meghan quit being working members of the royal family and relocated to the US. It was a move that caused a lot of tension in the Firm, especially between Harry and his brother, Prince William, and their dad, Prince Charles.
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But one relationship that's stood the test of time is Harry and Eugenie's.
Insiders say the two cousins have been "the closest of friends" from an early age.
“Like Harry, Eugenie also struggled to carve out her own identity growing up. Not being in a senior role meant that she had to go out into the world and find her own path,” writes Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in their book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.
Harry always confided in Eugenie when it came to the women in his life, and she was one of the first people he talked to about Meghan.
“Not only did he trust her implicitly, but friends said that she gives great advice and has always been ‘beyond wise’ for her years,” Scobie and Durant write.
In her interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Meghan revealed that she met Eugenie before she met Harry. The two women also have a mutual friend, Misha Nonoo.
Meghan previously revealed that she, Harry, Eugenie and Jack went out on Halloween in Toronto before news of their relationship broke. “The four of us snuck out in Halloween costumes to just have one fun night on the town before it was out in the world that we were a couple,” she told Ellen DeGeneres.
Eugenie has always supported Harry.
It's been rumoured that the prince will release a tell-all memoir this year, with sources close to the duke saying that it'll “shake the monarchy to its core”.
Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, have reportedly said they understand why Harry has been as outspoken as he has.
“They believe Harry’s remarks may have been triggered because previously his voice and opinions were rarely heard within the royal family,” a source said told Mail on Sunday.
SOURCES: MIRROR.CO.UK, DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, VANITYFAIR.COM, PEOPLE.COM, COSMOPOLITAN.COM