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Harry wears pair of ‘budgie smugglers’ – over his jeans

The Duke of Sussex met Invictus athletes on Sunday (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

The Duke of Sussex showed off his sense of humour as he donned a pair of tight swimming trunks – known to Australians as budgie smugglers – but over his jeans.

The trunks were presented to him when a disabled sports presenter and two members of the Australian Invictus Games team visited him at Admiralty House, the Governor-General’s residence where the royal couple are staying in Sydney.

Dylan Alcott, who is a triple Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball, said: “We gave him a gift. One of the athletes, Matt (Model), gave him a pair of budgie smugglers. And he put them on, over his jeans. It looks awesome.

Benjamin Yeomans asks Harry to sign a pair of swimming trunks Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

“He said: ‘Shall I put them on?’ We said: ‘One hundred per cent.’ So he put them on. Good on him.”

Talking about the trunks, he added: “I think it did wonders for him. It looked good. He should make it official! I reckon the duchess will love them. But who knows? Maybe not.”

Earlier in the day, Harry had met Invictus competitors at a cycling event – where another athlete appeared to ask him to sign a pair of swimming trunks.