The King and Queen Consort had their first official appearance since the release of Prince Harry’s controversial memoir this week and were seemingly keen to avoid any questions on the stories revealed. They were both present for an event at a youth club in Manchester where Marcus Rashford spent some time during his childhood and teenage years.
England manager Gareth Southgate was also in attendance to meet the King as they met with young people receiving support from his charity, the Prince’s Trust.
According to Sky News, Macus Rashford was praised by the Queen Consort, Camilla, who unveiled a donation of books from the striker.
Camilla described the 25-year-old’s gesture as “wonderful”, while Southgate noted his incredible work both on and off the field as “impressive”.
This comes almost two years after Rashford received his MBE from Prince William in recognition of his campaign to support vulnerable children during the COVID-19 pandemic, though his fight to prevent hunger amongst children across the UK didn’t stop there.
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“There’s a lot of work to do be done,” Rashford told reporters outside of Windsor Palace in 2021, as quoted by ESPN. “We’re nowhere near where we want to be, or where we feel the kids deserve to be. We’ve just got to stick at it and keep going.”
Rashford is currently enjoying his best season yet for Manchester United and it looks like everything in his career is starting to click into place. Hopefully he signs a new long-term contract soon!