The prince, who was in Japan to look at the match, was pictured joking with the winning team of their altering room in Yokohama.
He didn’t look too downcast, regardless of the bruising 32-12 defeat the Springboks simply inflicted.
The prince, who watched this morning’s match alongside Japanese Crown Prince Akishino, 53, and his spouse Princess Kiko, made a solo journey with out his spouse and son in his position as patron of the Rugby Football Union.
He earlier praised Japan for the ‘incredible’ method that they had hosted the World Cup contest, saying: ‘The way they respect each other, the way they’ve revered the sport, and the method they’ve revered the travelling groups. Typically Japanese, exceptional.
‘Look, our guys know what they need to do. I think it’s going to be a incredible sport of rugby. May the finest team win.’
In the finish, six penalties got away to the Springboks, and England didn’t bounce again after a turbulent first half during which prop Kyle Sinckler taken off the pitch with a head harm.
Pubs again in the UK started to empty earlier than the remaining whistle when it grew to become clear England wouldn’t be lifting up the cup this time.
Politicians and pundits watching the match additionally supplied their congratulations to the winners – and commiserations to the losers.
Boris Johnson had tweeted an image of himself watching the sport together with his canine, with the caption: ‘Come on England!’
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 2, 2019
He later wrote: ‘Hats off to South Africa who have been simply rocklike in defence right now however @EnglandRugby can maintain their heads excessive after a tremendous match.’
Former England participant turned pundit Brian Moore tweeted: ‘Congratulations to South Africa – world champions with a incredible bodily and technical show in the set piece and at the breakdown.
‘No complaints; England outplayed in every area.’
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 2, 2019
Thank you @englandrugby for a terrific, thrilling match. You did us proud!
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) November 2, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn wrote: ‘Commiserations to @englandrugby. It wasn’t to be right now however you’ve completed us proud all through this World Cup.’
Sadiq Khan posted: ‘Thank you @englandrugby for a terrific, thrilling match. You did us proud!
‘Congratulations to South Africa on the win. #RWC2019’
There was heartbreak for a lot of again at dwelling, nevertheless, with images from pubs and occasions displaying the ache etched on folks’s faces as they realised England wouldn’t return with the cup for the first time since 2003, after they beat Australia.
England followers in The Admiralty pub in Trafalgar Square admitted the finest team had received.
Michael O’Donnell, 58, from Kent, stated the Springboks have been ‘a much stronger team physically’ on the day.
‘While I’m dissatisfied with the end result nothing fell England’s method they usually deserved the sport,’ he stated.
‘Last week we were outstanding and this week there was a little bit of nerves and it wasn’t to be.
‘I’m upset as a result of the gamers really believed they have been going to win right now. They will take it like males. We watched the finest team win right now.’