On Sunday, April 23, more than 40,000 runners will participate in the London Marathon, covering the 26.2-mile course on the city’s streets.
The Duke of Sussex was a patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust for almost ten years before leaving his royal responsibilities in 2020.
When the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign served as the event’s Charity of the Year in 2017, Harry and the then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the official starters of the marathon.
Prior to the London Marathon, the royal trio participated in a training session with runners where they competed against one another in a relay race.
While Harry has recently made his difficult relationship with his family public, he was frequently seen making Catherine laugh during their joint engagements.
William, Catherine, and Harry made fun of one another before the race at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Who won, can you guess?
Harry suggested his brother and sister-in-law to compete in the 2013 London Marathon when he was interviewed by the BBC in 2012.
“I believe my brother and his wife will participate in it the following year, which is fantastic”, he remarked.
“You just said that live on air,” the interviewer Sue Barker said, to which Harry responded, “He’s going to have to do it now, isn’t he?”
Fans erupted in excitement at the thought of Catherine and William competing, but a spokesperson later clarified that Harry’s remarks were “spoken in jest.”
Princess Beatrice ran the grueling race in support of the Children in Crisis charity in 2010, becoming the first royal ever to finish the London Marathon.