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.”Prince William is said to be seen as a natural replacement for his younger brother.The Duke of Cambridge already enjoys a good working relationship with the RFL's current chair, Simon Johnson, through their time together at the Football Association.READ MORE: Princess Anne set to take on huge Megxit burden - expert on concerns “The Duke of Sussex was a high profile figure who embraced the World Cup" (Image: Getty)Mr Johnson served as the director of corporate affairs and chief operating officer at the FA and worked together with Prince William after his appointment as President in 2006.A source confirmed: “There is an existing relationship.”The RFL had been very keen for Prince Harry to continue in his role as patron for the sport.A source told the Telegraph that Harry's departure would cause disruption to their World Cup plans, which the Prince was expected to front up.DON'T MISSPrince William’s reign in doubt after John Humphrys’ claim [Insight]Princess Diana’s chef spills beans on royal’s morning routine [Reveal]Prince William wants to make up with Prince Harry after Megxit [Analysis] Harry and William join their father Prince Charles at the Invictus Games (Image: Getty) Australia celebrate their World Cup victory (Image: Getty)They added: "We were completely blindsided by the news to be honest."We were very keen to keep Prince Harry, he's been fantastic."The RFL said it was for the Queen to decide on Prince Harry's replacement.A statement released by the organisation said: “We’re honoured that we should have anybody from the royal family as our patron and look forward to hearing from Her Majesty about who it might be."
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