On February 9, 2024, Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at the NFL Honors event in Resorts World Las Vegas, stunning the players in attendance. He presented the Man of the Year Award to Cameron Heyward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, praising his commitment to helping others and his extraordinary story. Heyward, who founded the Heyward House to support children in challenging home situations, was visibly shocked and overwhelmed by the honor.
Prior to presenting the award, Prince Harry jokingly poked fun at American football, referencing its similarities to rugby and humorously critiquing the differences in gameplay. His appearance at the event was unexpected, especially given the recent news of his visit to Britain to see his father, King Charles III, who is being treated for cancer.
Prince Harry’s presence at the NFL Honors event added a royal touch to the occasion and left a lasting impression on the players and attendees. The event, which honors exceptional NFL players, was made even more memorable by the unexpected appearance of the Duke of Sussex.