Prince Harry could support the move to ban England rugby fans from singing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’.
The RFU have launched a review into the ‘historical context’ of the song – which is regularly belted out by England supporters and has its lyrics written on the walls at Twickenham.
Harry has sung the rugby anthem many times since childhood and he is a fan and patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
However, a spokesman for the duke told The Times: ‘The duke is supportive of the comments that the RFU made this week regarding the review and he will follow the lead of the RFU on the matter.’
A spokesperson for the RFU said earlier this week: ‘The Swing Low, Sweet Chariot song has long been part of the culture of rugby and is sung by many who have no awareness of its origins or its sensitivities.
‘We are reviewing its historical context and our role in educating fans to make informed decisions.’
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