The NRL's "In League In Harmony" program received a royal boost on Friday with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking part in the program at Macarthur Girls High School in Western Sydney.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the event with NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg as part of their Australian Royal Tour.
The In League In Harmony program aims to promote social cohesion by addressing issues such as social disengagement, racism, gender inequality and bullying and empowering youth to be agents of change in a bid to create a more cohesive and inclusive society.
Prince Harry was announced as the new patron of England's Rugby Football League in 2006.
"It is a great honour for one of our community programs to have been selected by The Duke and Duchess to participate in," Greenberg said.
"The Duke and Duchess are incredibly active and giving of their time all over the world in encouraging greater respect and inclusiveness amongst communities and our game is grateful that Their Royal Highnesses took time as part of their Royal Tour to meet some of our In League In Harmony participants.
"Sport has a powerful ability to bind cultures, personalities and pursuits together for a common good and there is no better demonstration of this than our In League In Harmony program."